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View Poll Results: What's your preferemce?
Tight technical corners (deals gap) 43 51.19%
Wide sweepers (racers road) 40 47.62%
Back country roads (no shoulder, no center line) 26 30.95%
Highway (straight to the wall) 8 9.52%
Bike night/ parking lot/ stunter/ show bike 7 8.33%
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:30 AM   #21
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Anything that is not straight and highway.. tighter the better.

224 is much better than 3090

1725 puts RR to shame

Hill Country beats anything around here

Deals Gap area trumps it all... Arkansas yet TBD
The Livingston roads are my favorite around here.
I haven't been to the Hill Country for riding yet.
The Gap can be way too crowded, but it is nice.
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True...not for very long though...i was "dragon sick" maybe for a month...The same happened when i moved from Oh to TX...
Ohio? You lived up there?
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The Livingston roads are my favorite around here.
I haven't been to the Hill Country for riding yet.
The Gap can be way too crowded, but it is nice.
There are so many other great roads in that area, we usually only do one or two runs on the Dragon then go someplace else.

Best time is weekdays in the off-season. Weekends and summer SUCK on the Dragon, but are not too bad on the "lesser" roads

Hill Country is the best for close to us; it appears Arkansas has "much" to offer and I'll be sure and post up when we get back..

There are actually quite a few fun little roads around the Houston area.. just not in good long stretches, so you have to tie them together a bit.
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I've barely scratched the surface of hill country riding, but wow... just wow.

, the stretch of 281 by my house near downtown SA has more sweepers than most of the forest
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i guess it all depends on the distance to those roads....

in mexico i used to love the 3 marias run from mexico city to cuernavaca.

my favorite of all times is still the mountain roads from taipei to taichung, taiwan

in houston, the closest to me would be cr and rr, so not much of a choice actually.
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I really like tight technical roads with elevation changes, they're like a roller coaster
hill country got plenty of them, one of my favorite one is Old San Antonio road.
its fast,has quick turns and has a few fun surprises
that road will give you a work out and test your skills.
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Ill ride just about anything, love tight technical roads.....but i enjoy cruising with nice easy corners as well. my favorite morning ride is up 149 through the forest then over 1791? to Huntsville
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Ohio? You lived up there?
about 5 years...moved here last August.. I also rode about 2-3 times a week,, college gave me a lot of time to play during quarter breaks..
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I rode the hill country last year...I met up with some TSBA riders there, they were nice enough to show me around the place...good roads...I plan on riding AK in October....if everything falls in place...probably be a 4 day trip..
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True...not for very long though...i was "dragon sick" maybe for a month...The same happened when i moved from Oh to TX...
I went in May, still thinking of those twisty mountain roads.
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I went in May, still thinking of those twisty mountain roads.

Yeah.. kinda sticks with ya don't it? I watch the vids and look at pics all the time, and make plans for the next trip..



Check www.us129photos.com for the Dragon Slayer vid...
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Yeah.. kinda sticks with ya don't it? I watch the vids and look at pics all the time, and make plans for the next trip..



Check www.us129photos.com for the Dragon Slayer vid...
Yeah, we went after some big rally and the week that we were there it was extremely quiet, started getting pretty packed on the weekend but we were mainly there for the weekdays. The second day I got up early and hit the dragon from 6 to 10 and there was almost nobody on it. I think that's the fondest memory of my time in the smoky mountains. Waking up early, hitting the Cherohala Skyway, which early in the morning is cool and thick with fog, taking the long way to the dragon. Nice relaxed ride before you get to the tight stuff. Then when the gap gets packed as you approach lunch you just pick a direction from the resort and roll out. All the roads in the area are good. Some of the best roads I hit in that week were not even on the map. Some paved, most of them paved badly, but on the motard they were absolutely perfect.

As far as the vid, I have any and every gap related video already the cabin we rented was packed with DVD's which I took the liberty of "backing up" you know, just in case... but I've seen the particular video on the homepage as I still browse us129photos, moonshine photos, and 129slayer regularly
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Yup.. so many people just hang out on the Dragon and miss all the great roads around there.
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I've barely scratched the surface of hill country riding, but wow... just wow.

, the stretch of 281 by my house near downtown SA has more sweepers than most of the forest
San Antonio?! What the are you doing on motohouston?
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I spent most of my life living in Houston. Also there isn't a motosanantonio.com :(
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