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Old 02-09-2007, 12:06 PM   #21
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3090 has always been dangerous. Please be safe this riding season.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:49 PM   #22
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Was out on 3090 today with 3 riders following, one of which is a new rider and she's never been through there.

I gave the the 'standard' warning before we got there, and she did great! We made sure to slow down and get in front of her to warn of some of the tighter turns, but otherwise we ran a decent pace (for wet roads and chilly hands, anyway) and she stayed back and just went for smooth.

A big part of riding is mental - a road typically won't beat you if you don't let it!
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recently came close to making the acquaintance of an 18 wheeler's front grill thanks to those snakes .
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:31 PM   #25
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Well, I love 3090, can't get enough. I guess I'm such a noob that I'm not pushing it hard enough to really notice the road getting bad. I take it really slow through the corners with gravel and the one or two places with bad tar snakes, and I take it relatively slow through all of the other corners anyway.

Can anyone suggest an alternative (besides the track, obv). I went out to 1458 in Brookshire and didn't like it so much (ticket from the friendly LEO in San Felipe didn't help my impression much either).
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Well, I love 3090, can't get enough. I guess I'm such a noob that I'm not pushing it hard enough to really notice the road getting bad. I take it really slow through the corners with gravel and the one or two places with bad tar snakes, and I take it relatively slow through all of the other corners anyway.

Can anyone suggest an alternative (besides the track, obv). I went out to 1458 in Brookshire and didn't like it so much (ticket from the friendly LEO in San Felipe didn't help my impression much either).
I've only been here a few months and 3090 is the best road I have been on, but I didn't think it was that great. Anyway, the bad thing about 3090 isn't so much the gravel that you see, but the pea size or smaller gravel that seems to blend in with the road surface. I've had that stuff upset my bike a little a few times out there. If you get stuck behind, err I mean, if you're following somebody thru there, you can really see it flying off their tires.
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Can anyone suggest an alternative (besides the track, obv). I went out to 1458 in Brookshire and didn't like it so much (ticket from the friendly LEO in San Felipe didn't help my impression much either).
There are other roads, but it depends on what you're looking for. Some prefer sweepers (posted 40+) and some prefer tight twisties (posted 25 and lower). Some like flat (like me - I'm afraid of heights) and some like elevation changes.

Pull up a map - or better yet, mapping software - and look for crooked lines. That's really all there is to it. Go out and explore through what you've found, then make notes as to which parts you liked and didn't like. It takes time to build up an arsenal of routes, but it's worth it.

Oh - and you might have to start going for longer rides that venture farther from Houston is you want to get into some fun stuff that isn't "been there, done that, got a ticket".
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some prefer tight twisties (posted 25 and lower).
Do you know where any of these are around here?
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:25 PM   #29
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Do you know where any of these are around here?
Those are more likely to be found in areas that have some farms and some houses mixed together - the roads were cut through as an afterthought so they have to zig-zag around land rights.

Like this (examples only - the second one might not be paved )

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Interesting. Thx. Maybe I'll put some nobbys on the RC and run the unpaved roads too! Hmm, bad idea.
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Interesting. Thx. Maybe I'll put some nobbys on the RC and run the unpaved roads too! Hmm, bad idea.
No need for knobbies! Just come out on one of my rides and you're bound to find yourself on some unpaved sections... it just sorta *happens*... :confused2
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