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Old 04-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #141
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How's the Chappell Chill these days? Last time I went by there they had just opened, and didn't have much of a menu. Looked like a neat place, altho a bit out of the way from the "good" roads.

I should have said 10 outta 10 times...

My route planning consists of looking for the road with the most bends in it, and then going out to try it out....
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:17 PM   #142
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Statistics? I also choose not to ride in Houston traffic either, but we aren't discussing Houston traffic.

Riding is a hobby for me as it is for most, I choose when/where/how I want to ride. I guess you can read my previous post about why I dislike 3090 more than other roads.

Edit: For the record, I've personally never had any close calls on 3090. I just dislike certain areas of the road and anytime I am on it I tend to get raddled.
Just going by RIP threads here on MH. There are people dying every week in Houston, but I can only remember a few from the forest. For sure people wreck every weekend out there- but they do everywhere.
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How's the Chappell Chill these days? Last time I went by there they had just opened, and didn't have much of a menu. Looked like a neat place, altho a bit out of the way from the "good" roads.
Seemed like a cool joint. Kinda small. I dunno about food, since I had just filled my stomach at Waller BBQ. I do like the covered motorcycle parking in the rear. I really just wanted to get outa there asap, but not because of the place, but because.... well you know.
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Maybe another of my problems is I like to go different routes all the time.

I like to try and read the roads as I go, to try and guess what the next turn is, what's over the next hill... you can't ride new and unfamiliar roads at WFO pace. Riding the same routes the same way everytime bores me.

I think maybe when you ride the same ones over and over, you start to get comfortable and forget that what was around the corner last week may have changed today. 3090 did that to me a couple years ago when they decided to put gravel around the shoulders in the turns and it ended up down the center of the lane. Anyone banzai-ing on the race line got a rude surprise from that.
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enter slow, exit fast .
our problem is we tend to not slow when we enter, and exit faster.. we ride slower on the straights than we do in the turns... plus keeping the speeds down in the straights lets you catch your breath and enjoy the scenery a bit, AND keeps PoPo off your back. They love those guys running trying to win the trophy..

I remember my last good ride with Pigpen.. we were on some real good stuff out in the NE and we basically could have set the cruise at 80-90 and left it alone the entire day, brakes could have been pretty much disconnected... you have to know the roads to realize what that means...

There were a few of us here on that ride.. they can chime in.
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It's funny but if you run that same road at say 70, 80 and play with late apexes... you'll be having to turn a lot harder than you do at triple digits but still have more room for errors.

But I am guilty of having at least 3 roads around here that are the same thing...
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Just going by RIP threads here on MH. There are people dying every week in Houston, but I can only remember a few from the forest. For sure people wreck every weekend out there- but they do everywhere.
Well I don't want to get into this kind of debate that wasn't my purpose for posting. I was responding to the OP's originial message and just overall stating my views on that particular road. Take the # of people riding in houston vs the # of people riding on 3090. Find out the % of accidents for both and I can almost guarantee that the % will be higher for 3090.

Anyways, I am sure everyone here have roads they choose not to ride on. This just happens to be one of mine for various reasons, the most important reason being my wife and kids. I may ride 3090 at a much much slower pace in the future but it will never again be a preferred route for me.
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That is all I have to say.
What is the matter you cant just enjoy the scenery? You have to ride above your skill level? 3090 is a beautiful road, track speed is for the track.
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After reading all the posts it seems ego has a big part in our riding. We all want to develop our skill and we don't want to appear slow to others. I'm just as guilty so don't get me wrong. We want to go on these group rides and be cool to all the other people. We want to hear "Hey Joe, your pretty nimble on that bike of yours." because our egos demand it. I bring this up because I am starting to believe this is one of the main root causes of the mishaps and accidents out there no matter what road your on. For me this is something that is difficult at times to keep in check. I struggle with it to some degree everytime I swing my leg over the bike. And there are more times than not that we don't even give the possibility of an accident a second thought for days on end. I think we would all be wise and consider more often the risks we take everytime we are on the bike. Even the most restrained riders tend to have accidents that were in no way any fault of their own.

Keep the ego in check where it belongs. And I will try a little harder myself from now on.
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That doesn't apply to me but for new riders, I can see that I suppose. I leave the ego at home. If I'm not riding as fast as other guys on a ride whether its freeway or backroads I could give 2 if they think I'm slow. I do my own thing and ride however I feel comfortable. Chances are I could probably dust quite a bit of guys if I tried anyway
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I've been on and led countless rides. I'm certainly not THE fastest guy out there, either. I have always been a proponent of riding within your limits. Especially on the street 70% of max ability. I get passed all the time, but it doesn't bother me. It is about gettting to the desination in one piece, cuz in reality, everyone rides alone.

I don't get the ego thing. Even on group rides. At all of our Gnome rides (and others) we wait for everyone at all intersections, so getting left is not going to happen.
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I hear you Gary. I'm not the greatest rider in the world and never will be. The thing is when it's all boiled down it really don't matter anyway. I'll ask myself sometimes just what is it that I'm trying to achieve and come up with no real good answers. It's amazing how you can just turn off certain trains of thought and rational and think everything is going to be great.
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TiaTool and I always said in pre ride meetings to drop the ego at the door.

Easier said then done for most. So we even made it mandatory for the first ride, new riders to 3090 had to ride in the back group(60mph, speed limit.) All the wrecks exempt one slide out on a F3 and three people riding off and back on the road within the whole Forest Gnome time frame for the fast and slow group; its always the second group where all the accidents have been.

Ego is a big part, and also not knowing your true abilities; if people only ride the same roads over and over, they gain blind confidence. We went on roads Sunday I have never been on; you can tell who can ride unknown corners, leaves enough space for themselves and respects the roads and those who are flying by the seat of their pants.
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