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Old 09-21-2020, 01:15 PM   #1
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Beginner / intermediate twisties

Anyone have any recommendations on twisty roads for newer riders that are not too technical or tricky? I spend a lot of time touring around on boring roads and would like to move to something that will give me an opportunity to improve but without killing myself.
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Anyone have any recommendations on twisty roads for newer riders that are not too technical or tricky? I spend a lot of time touring around on boring roads and would like to move to something that will give me an opportunity to improve but without killing myself.
I have a number of good roads for you to practice on. I can ride almost any day if you want to go out. I would be happy to help you with a few riding tips if you’re interested.
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Awesome, once this rain ends I may take you up on that. I usually leave work around 3:30 M-F and ride for a few hours if the weather permits.
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Awesome, once this rain ends I may take you up on that. I usually leave work around 3:30 M-F and ride for a few hours if the weather permits.
I live in Brenham and only ride in the morning till around 1 pm.
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Make the COVID run. Don't know if the Bolt is good for this, but a touch of speed helps make it fun. Fits my 636 good, but might be nice for a warm up.
1:00 AM Weeknights doesn't see to many POPO. I can make 4 runs pretty quick and get the 773H out.
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All the roads around Houston are beginner/ intermediate.
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Make the COVID run. Don't know if the Bolt is good for this, but a touch of speed helps make it fun. Fits my 636 good, but might be nice for a warm up.
1:00 AM Weeknights doesn't see to many POPO. I can make 4 runs pretty quick and get the 773H out.
ya left out one of the best parts. I usually come from 8 feeder heading south, hit the right hander and then U turn and hit the S turn. Careful on that right hander though. Inside lane is bumpy AF but the outside is sometimes dirty. Keep an eye on exit speed/lean angle because it sharpens up at the end.

The clovers are fun too.
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Do people still ride Racer Road (1458) or is that a thing of the past?
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Yeah 1458 is still full of bikers. There is a group that I occasionally ride with that goes there every Sunday. On my last trip there an Indian Scout was trying to keep up with us sportier bikes and went wide in a curve right in front of me. That same day, I saw some MC group of Harley's and their leader stopped in the middle of the road causing them to run into each other and a couple to eat pretty hard.
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From what I hear, it is the beez still
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Yeah 1458 is still full of bikers. There is a group that I occasionally ride with that goes there every Sunday. On my last trip there an Indian Scout was trying to keep up with us sportier bikes and went wide in a curve right in front of me. That same day, I saw some MC group of Harley's and their leader stopped in the middle of the road causing them to run into each other and a couple to eat pretty hard.
Sounds like nothing has changed haha!

I remember all the cops and residents leaving debris in the roadway. I need to revisit soon.
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C, I've been on it once with Andy. Our route: (met up at beltway8 & i10/Wilcrest) to FM 1458 (San Felipe) and FM 359 (Pattison/Brookshire)

It was gorgeous, no debris, not a lot of traffic. But we went around 2PM. This was in April though. IDK if anything has changed.

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I think I should also try the roads of houston
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Do what we all do here in Houston, circle around the 610 loop. The faster the better. I believe the record is 8 minutes'ish.
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I try to ride on it before you get the influx of bikes, around 9:00 you start seeing bikers on it.
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Do what we all do here in Houston, circle around the 610 loop. The faster the better. I believe the record is 8 minutes'ish.
That's a joke, right? ~36 miles in 8 minutes is like... Fastest motorcycle in the world territory, or batcar after mexican food fast.
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