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Old 03-10-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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forest ride? where? route?

hey guys, just got a new bike, +1 to brandt for a badass bike!! anyways, been trolling on this site for a bit, saw that there are alot of 'forest' rides. What roads, where to? I wanna take a cruise w/o a big group, get a feel for the backroads and such. Let me know what are some 'standard' routes you guys like to take.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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West, NW, N and NE there are a bunch of good roads.

"Forest" is FM149 north of 105

The rest, look for squigelly lines on the map....
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hey guys, just got a new bike, +1 to brandt for a badass bike!! anyways, been trolling on this site for a bit, saw that there are alot of 'forest' rides. What roads, where to? I wanna take a cruise w/o a big group, get a feel for the backroads and such. Let me know what are some 'standard' routes you guys like to take.
What side of town are you in? There are some roads down south that aren't bad for getting a foundation on. They aren't as twisty or nearly as long as 3090 or the forest but you can get some decent riding in.

South highway 99, crabb river, probably 15 miles south of 59 & 99. Decent place for learning how to lean your bike, smooth steady sweeping turns out there.

Also Racer rd, if you take the westpark toll heading west until it trns into 90, it will eventually turn into racer rd, I think it 1485? It has some high speed bends, also another on the north side of I-10. Thats where I got my foundation. Let me know if you need proper directions, this was just to give you and idea in case you were down south. Good luck

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If you havent already, pick up a jacket before you hit the twisties, or any road for that matter.

And if the cops tell you that they saw someone on that same bike, it wasnt me.

j/k man. Have fun, be safe.
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If you havent already, pick up a jacket before you hit the twisties, or any road for that matter.
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What kind of pace do you guys usually ride at? I've been at it for a year, but I'm under the impression that MH riders are typically all out, bounce it off the rev limiter, all the time.
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No. In all seriousness. As stated before, if you come out on a "Gnome" led ride, we live by the mantra "no man left behind." And of course ride at your own pace. We always wait at every intersection, and at 3090 we split into smaller groups to compliment each riders ability. You should come out!
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When do you guys usually go out? Is there a regular rally point?
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There is a backwards forest ride the 15th for guys that are a bit faster and not totally noob meet at 290 and hwy 6 the shell gas station at 9am for now we see hows the temp. they should have so come join us as always gear is highly recomended


While this ride is not a "Gnome" ride it is considered a NoOb to the forest ride. I will be there as will Cdill, MaxGs, and some other great people to learn lots of techniques from. You should come out.
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The guys that you are speaking to now are good guys. Just make sure you ride at your own pace when on these rides. There is NOTHING WRONG with being a little off the pace of the guys who know these roads front and back. Take your time and get familiar with the route before you let loose. The forest has many up hill, down hill and blind corners but is a great place to ride. Good luck, gear up and have fun.
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All the side roads/alternative routes etc our for us to know and you to learn if you stick around the FGs long enough. About every month we get a new sideroad to add to the arsenal. lol
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South highway 99, crabb river, probably 15 miles south of 59 & 99. Decent place for learning how to lean your bike, smooth steady sweeping turns out there.

Also Racer rd, if you take the westpark toll heading west until it trns into 90, it will eventually turn into racer rd, I think it 1485? It has some high speed bends, also another on the north side of I-10. Thats where I got my foundation. Let me know if you need proper directions, this was just to give you and idea in case you were down south. Good luck

Congrats on the purchase.
yea i used to be on the sw side, ive hit 99, crabb, back when i had my first bike. need to check out 1485.

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Hey June,

If you havent already, pick up a jacket before you hit the twisties, or any road for that matter.

And if the cops tell you that they saw someone on that same bike, it wasnt me.

j/k man. Have fun, be safe.
still got my jacket and gloves from before. def need to gear up if i go out for some 'challenging' rides. id hate to lay down the bike tho, its in such clean condition, except for the gangsta lean...hahahah
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amd not bashing anybody but the 4 that I enjoy riding with is Cali, Coach Dave, and Taitool, and CDill. I trust them for some stupid reason but they have never left me behind. Not that I am that slow but I ended up sweeping a lot of the time. I got to stop doing that.
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