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Old 07-01-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Looking for twisties near Cypress...

I am looking for some twisties near the Cypress area so I can work on my cornering; does anybody know of some they would recommend? Thanks in advance
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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look around 2920, Roberts Cemetary Road. Some backroads there have twisties...google map it and see.
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look around 2920, Roberts Cemetary Road. Some backroads there have twisties...google map it and see.
+1 also there are some off Telge & 2920 area
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A track, say TWS (Texas World Speedway) would be a good place to "work on cornering".
There is an added bonus... for the price of a speeding ticket, trip to the hospital and/or jail you could be all set up for trackdays and not make the motorcycle community look bad. Just sayin...
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A track, say TWS (Texas World Speedway) would be a good place to "work on cornering".
There is an added bonus... for the price of a speeding ticket, trip to the hospital and/or jail you could be all set up for trackdays and not make the motorcycle community look bad. Just sayin...
Cool your jets, Turbo- nowhere in his post did he say he was going to be doing triple digits, naked, while raping old grandmas.

You can work on your cornering while doing the speed limit.
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Cool your jets, Turbo- nowhere in his post did he say he was going to be doing triple digits, naked, while raping old grandmas.

You can work on your cornering while doing the speed limit.
I agree, I know for a fact to have gone over 100k highway miles on a motorcycle already; so I no longer get those sudden speed urges as I did when I was new to the sport. I have never been to the track, just alot of travel for work. So now that I wanna go to the track, I wanna get my cornering sharp...that's it.
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People mean well when they say do a track day. Hard to explain how much better you are even after 1 day. Its especially easy since a lot of the org's do free leather rentals, etc. for your first day.

The street is too inconsistent to learn quickly. Plus all the hazzards of drivers/debris...
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Cedar lane connects 2920 to self that connects to Telgy
and Kitzman connects Telgy to Grant

Both have some corners you might like!
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Don't be a douche bag.

Just answer his question.

If he wants to know about tracks and we have a whole subsection devoted to it.

To be honest OP, The forest is nice. 3090 (I think) is decent.

just a for a casual ride with a few turns that get your off the seat.

that's all I can input bro.

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So now that I wanna go to the track, I wanna get my cornering sharp...that's it.
I agree that you can practice good cornering at lower speeds and on the streets, but there is no need to put off a day at the track to "get sharper" on the streets before you go. The novice levels at most of the local track day orgs are all about working on corning skills at speeds that are not insane. You are not expected to have your cornering skills all sorted out before you go to the track.

As far as the streets, there are some good roads listed above in your area. A bit more of a haul for you, but worth it, would be to check out one of the Fayetteville rides. "Racer's Road" (FM1291) just east of Fayetteville is a great little stretch of road with some of the best local twisties short of the Hill Country.
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Google Map these roads

Cypress Church Road
Telge
Cypress Rosehill
Kitzman
Boudreaux
Shaw Rd.
K-Z Road
Decker Prairie-Rosehill

Al these roads connect somewhere and are very close to cypress, just head that way and explore, most are empty and clean and cop free. You can do 170 mph on Shaw, its like a runway
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I agree that you can practice good cornering at lower speeds and on the streets, but there is no need to put off a day at the track to "get sharper" on the streets before you go. The novice levels at most of the local track day orgs are all about working on corning skills at speeds that are not insane. You are not expected to have your cornering skills all sorted out before you go to the track.

As far as the streets, there are some good roads listed above in your area. A bit more of a haul for you, but worth it, would be to check out one of the Fayetteville rides. "Racer's Road" (FM1291) just east of Fayetteville is a great little stretch of road with some of the best local twisties short of the Hill Country.
I like/support your advice, I just need to get all the details on where to go, who to talk to, what to wear...etc.
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Ya know, he asked about twisties and said he wanted to "work on his cornering".
Suggesting going to a track is sound advice. He can work on what he wants, in a safe envirionment, with experienced assistance, if he wants.
There are few if any roads around this area where you can get serious about cornering without exceeding the speed limit. We all know that some of the people who live along these roads are sick of people haulin' up and down in front of their houses. They are sick of the road being blocked while emergency crews scrape people off the side of the road while they are going to church.
If suggesting a trackday makes me a douche, then so be it. I'm a douche.

What you don't see or don't care about, is the increasing pressure to stop sportbike riders from hurting themselves or someone else. And trust me when the pressure gets high enough they WILL stop it.
So get on out there and show 'em what you got.
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Google Map these roads

Cypress Church Road
Telge
Cypress Rosehill
Kitzman
Boudreaux
Shaw Rd.
K-Z Road
Decker Prairie-Rosehill

Al these roads connect somewhere and are very close to cypress, just head that way and explore, most are empty and clean and cop free. You can do 170 mph on Shaw, its like a runway
Thanks, I'll check these out
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Don't be a douche bag.

Just answer his question.

If he wants to know about tracks and we have a whole subsection devoted to it.

To be honest OP, The forest is nice. 3090 (I think) is decent.

just a for a casual ride with a few turns that get your off the seat.

that's all I can input bro.

Happy riding.
So helpful, call someone you don't know a douche bag and then agree with what the others have said.
Good post.
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Ya know, he asked about twisties and said he wanted to "work on his cornering".
Suggesting going to a track is sound advice. He can work on what he wants, in a safe envirionment, with experienced assistance, if he wants.
There are few if any roads around this area where you can get serious about cornering without exceeding the speed limit. We all know that some of the people who live along these roads are sick of people haulin' up and down in front of their houses. They are sick of the road being blocked while emergency crews scrape people off the side of the road while they are going to church.
If suggesting a trackday makes me a douche, then so be it. I'm a douche.

What you don't see or don't care about, is the increasing pressure to stop sportbike riders from hurting themselves or someone else. And trust me when the pressure gets high enough they WILL stop it.
So get on out there and show 'em what you got.
I'm sorry for those knocking on you. What you're saying makes total and complete sense. I can only speak for myself when I say I ride responsibly, I just enjoy being on the bike and riding.
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The trick to "working on your cornering" on the street is to not try and run race lines, and instead play the late apex game. You can get peg draggin lean angles at sane speeds, and work on all the techniques required.
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