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Old 09-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #61
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The freeways are where you can have some fun and find some good turns inside the beltway.
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The freeway is safer than surface streets and intersections. Just keep plenty of space between yourself and the idiots
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A year ago I would have made a joke about t.u. and how they're awful minus Colt McCoy...but now we aggies in the SEC and probably won't win a conference game for a couple years.
Yea, how'd that work out for you on Nov. 24, 2011?

Feeling afraid of the freeway.
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Yea, how'd that work out for you on Nov. 24, 2011?

Feeling afraid of the freeway.
Yeah. I'm still about last season. We had a great team...for the first half. They couldn't convince the defense to come out of the locker room after halftime.

I'm not one who has ever said the Ags are a great team, or that we'd ever beat anyone. Football isn't the reason I love my Aggies.

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Lots of good advice here. I did not read every post, but I will add that it helps to relax and focus. Use your peripherial vision. Small steps can make for a long journey, learn to ride the freeways at your own pace. I recommend early Sunday time slots to start. Be sure your tire pressure is spot on, and brakes work and look way........................................down the road.
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Yeah. I'm still about last season. We had a great team...for the first half. They couldn't convince the defense to come out of the locker room after halftime.

I'm not one who has ever said the Ags are a great team, or that we'd ever beat anyone. Football isn't the reason I love my Aggies.

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #68
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I drive 45 from Conroe to louetta, then back roads from there to champions forest/1960. No HOV available, but that's ok. Traffic can be pretty dicey at certain times. Especially with all the debutards going through the woodlands.
This is kind of shocking - I would feel MUCH safer on the freeway than on 1960 every day of the week. I almost NEVER ride down 1960 unless I am feeling a little suicidal.

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I was never nervous of the freeway; always nervous going slow and having to stop/start/turn, because my feet don't always touch the ground.

You'll get used to it; just do it. Once you're on the freeway, you'll wonder what you were ever afraid of. As long as you're watching the cars around you at all times, you won't get run over when they change lanes 'on top of you'.
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I started commuting 50 miles a day, on my GS500 just weeks after finishing my MSF. IDK, was a piece of cake for me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #71
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This is kind of shocking - I would feel MUCH safer on the freeway than on 1960 every day of the week. I almost NEVER ride down 1960 unless I am feeling a little suicidal.

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I was never nervous of the freeway; always nervous going slow and having to stop/start/turn, because my feet don't always touch the ground.

You'll get used to it; just do it. Once you're on the freeway, you'll wonder what you were ever afraid of. As long as you're watching the cars around you at all times, you won't get run over when they change lanes 'on top of you'.
Squoddybody, I don't even like taking 1960 in the cage! I take almost all side/back roads from louetta to 1960. Only on there for about 1/2 mile. I don't have a death wish.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:49 PM   #72
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Well, folks. I did it. Got on the freeway coming home from Bdubs. It was pretty darn empty...but it was awesome. Fastest I've had the bike up to yet. Not speeding that I know of. Just keeping pace with traffic. It was really fun, I think I'll do it again tomorrow.

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I'm off next weekend if u wanna get ur freeway cherry popped. =P.. i've been wanting to do the conroe loop.. wonder if it's a good idea since conroe cops are well.. "attentive".

another thing.. don't "WATCH" your mirrors.. glance at them, quick snaps left and right. and check your blind spots from time to time. If you end up WATCHING your mirrors, sometimes you get a surprise right up front.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:03 AM   #74
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If you're referring to Loop 336 around conroe, I wouldn't recommend it. Cops are quite attentive and are very present on that road. It's a good smooth road, but too many lights and pretty straight. Not sure it's really worth the effort of avoiding cops.
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And I just did it.
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o i thought it was conroe's version of 610.. lol. 45's section from robinson rd.. well.. actually from woodlands pkwy to 2920 is pretty wide. i can escort u if you like.. doesn't take but a few minutes on and u'll be comfy on it. interchanges are another monster though. a lot of new riders like to practice on those to lean and drag knee and end up going over the barriers. careful out there. confidence is key.. overconfidence is the devil!
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Sad thing about blind spot is that if most people actually knew how to adjust the side mirrors to not look at their own car, there would be no blind spot...
A couple days ago, as I was looking in someone's mirrors to make eye contact, I was staring at the dude's neck.

It frustrated the out of me. I can't see how somebody can drive without proper mirror adjustment.
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Quick tip sometimes if u can some how see the drivers of the car it help a lot. Saved me this evening on i10 a quick glance to my right showed a driver texting or doing something with their phone. My first reaction was get away, as I did she started drifting in my lane. Stay aware and keep loose the wind will beat u up after a while if ur too stiff.
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o i thought it was conroe's version of 610.. lol. 45's section from robinson rd.. well.. actually from woodlands pkwy to 2920 is pretty wide. i can escort u if you like.. doesn't take but a few minutes on and u'll be comfy on it. interchanges are another monster though. a lot of new riders like to practice on those to lean and drag knee and end up going over the barriers. careful out there. confidence is key.. overconfidence is the devil!
It's a good road as far as something to go fast on, but those stretches only last a couple miles and there's a light. Cops like to hide in those stretches, too. Gotten a couple tickets that way. I don't think the whole loop is really that big to begin with. Conroe isn't a very big city.
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Good job. Next, consider moving ~5+ mph *faster* than the traffic around you. It's safer than motoring along at the same speed.

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Well, folks. I did it. Got on the freeway coming home from Bdubs. It was pretty darn empty...but it was awesome. Fastest I've had the bike up to yet. Not speeding that I know of. Just keeping pace with traffic. It was really fun, I think I'll do it again tomorrow.

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