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Old 12-07-2008, 04:57 PM
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Thumbs up Rode 80 miles today, my first TRUE twisties experience!

I love CO!! its beautiful up in the mountains and front range around here. rode from Denver almost to central city. then by evergreen, then to golden, and back to Denver. I couldn't tell you all the roads the 3 of us took, but it was my best experience yet on my bike. my confidence on it has improved drastically by forcing myself to ride outside my normal comfort zone. gravel lanes scare the bejesus out of me! leaning the hawk over as far as i did was a rush too! although i didn't feel the pegs scrape. anyhoo, i just wanted to share my mountain experience with everyone. Wear full gear and ride safe!
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+1.....the twisties are where it's at!!! Glad you had a great time and kept the rubber side down. You don't have to drag footpegs to ride fast and have fun. Stay within your limits and enjoy the G-forces in the curves. It's very close to a hard bottom turn in surfing.

Oh, and I've always wondered just what the "j" stands for in your user name.
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There's lots of little county roads - 30 miles here - slab for a while - good twisties for 30 more everywhere in America. I led one of those rides today. Roads that I had been down but only once before. Great ride but nobody got into the chicken strips. Have you ever been to Oatmeal, Texas? you're missin' out!
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my first twisties experience was about the same. I can't get enough of them now. I try to go once a week up to the mountains
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the j stands for Justin...... i'm actually the most conservative, clean cut, white boy you've ever met. i have thought about changing the name so people don't assume i'm some punk. funny story behind the name though. my brother ordered Maxim(when it was great and first came out) from one of those slip in cards. well his names matt, he put M Shizzy Wizzy on the card. so a month later he was recieveing the magazine with that printed on the front. i laughed my *** off. i had just never seen anyone order a mag. with anything else on the front other than their first name. so i used his idea for all my forum screen names.....so thats the story.

he was into dre and snoop at the time...
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Originally Posted by j shizzy wizzy View Post
i'm actually the most conservative, clean cut, white boy you've ever met.
Yeah right, with a chicken in racing leathers as your avitar.

My wife wants to know, if the riding was great, there must be no ice on Idaho Falls.
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Glad you had a great time. I don't do the fun roads nearly enough, too many projects to fill the day. We have a lot of awesome roads around here and I've barely tapped any of them.
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twisties or nothing
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twisties or nothing
Do you CURRENTLY own all of those bikes? If you voted for Obama, SPREAD THE WEALTH!
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well i have a few, but my dad has the rest, so YES
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well i have a few, but my dad has the rest, so YES
interesting collection, how many cylinders/CCs is the Etc...
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didn't notice any ice on Idaho falls, could be. but i might have noticed the smell of beau jo's pizza in the air.....that stuff is awesome.
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Originally Posted by oahu hawk View Post
interesting collection, how many cylinders/CCs is the Etc...
Etc is probably 2000 to 2500 cc's in the form of other bikes, brit bikes and Ducati singles lying around.

Im putting the srx 6 motor in a cr 125 frame currently.
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sounds like a great ride. i want to get to the mountains and check out what all the hype is about.
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Sounds great. I went riding Saturday, it's a year-round deal here.

All I can add is be picky about who you ride with, especially at this stage. The guys I ride with are a diverse group and don't pressure any of the new guys to go faster than they are capable of. They also don't show off during the rides, they can do that on their own time. I usually check out the chickenstrips on everyone's bike before heading out.
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Originally Posted by j shizzy wizzy View Post
funny story behind the name though. my brother ordered Maxim(when it was great and first came out) from one of those slip in cards. well his names matt, he put M Shizzy Wizzy on the card. so a month later he was recieveing the magazine with that printed on the front. i laughed my *** off. i had just never seen anyone order a mag. with anything else on the front other than their first name. so i used his idea for all my forum screen names.....so thats the story.

he was into dre and snoop at the time...
That's pretty funny. When I was young and dumb(er) I tackled most of a fifth of JB myself, with predictable results, so my friends nicknamed me Ralph P Hoywiff. Around the same time I was in one of those tape clubs where you could get free **** for getting friends to join, so I got my "friend" ralph to join the tape club too.

What I hadn't counted on was having that info sold, and the subsequent solicitations for credit cards and whatnot being sent to Mr Hoywiff. Hmmm, I should resurrect that name online just for S&G.
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Originally Posted by CentralCoaster View Post
Sounds great. I went riding Saturday, it's a year-round deal here.

All I can add is be picky about who you ride with, especially at this stage. The guys I ride with are a diverse group and don't pressure any of the new guys to go faster than they are capable of. They also don't show off during the rides, they can do that on their own time. I usually check out the chickenstrips on everyone's bike before heading out.
Where do you guys ride? When I first moved out here a coworker had told me about Sunday rides on ... Old Highway 94, I think that's what he called it, somewhere around Otay Mesa. From his description though there were a fair few squids, though, and weekly confrontations between riders and cacti.
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I usually check out the chickenstrips on everyone's bike before heading out.
What do you check specificly? Just curios... Is chickenstrips good or bad in this check?
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Stay within your limits and enjoy the G-forces in the curves. It's very close to a hard bottom turn in surfing.
So I'm not the only person who makes this connection, then. Yep, carving turns is the same stuff in each sport to my mind.
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Originally Posted by CentralCoaster View Post
Sounds great. I went riding Saturday, it's a year-round deal here.

All I can add is be picky about who you ride with, especially at this stage. The guys I ride with are a diverse group and don't pressure any of the new guys to go faster than they are capable of. They also don't show off during the rides, they can do that on their own time. I usually check out the chickenstrips on everyone's bike before heading out.

absolutely! the few that i have been riding with are great. very experienced and very patient. no show boating or stupid dangerous ****. i'm not in any rush to go a 1000mph through the twisties. at this point i enjoy the speed limit just fine. its just that gravel that freaks me out!

funny thing though, i saw a bunch a douche bags screaming around up there with no helmets, just those gay *** bandannas on their faces with sunglasses. all on street bikes. has anyone seen these assclowns in your area? you know the ones! lol
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Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
What do you check specificly? Just curios... Is chickenstrips good or bad in this check?
Neither, but it's a way to guage people's riding ability in the twisties. Obviously some guys hang off more than others, so they don't have to lean the bike as much to go just as fast, but it's a better guage than just asking them and trying to see past the egos.

If you mix the new guys up with the faster riders, they try to keep up and end up crashing. Although we have some quick riders with good self control that will ride at the noob pace to help show them the technique. I think that's what makes it different from most groups.

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Originally Posted by j shizzy wizzy View Post
funny thing though, i saw a bunch a douche bags screaming around up there with no helmets, just those gay *** bandannas on their faces with sunglasses. all on street bikes. has anyone seen these assclowns in your area? you know the ones! lol
Everyone here wears helmets, it's the law, but we have more assclowns on bikes than any other state, or country for that matter.

But at least with the helmets on, you don't have to look at em.
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Where do you guys ride? When I first moved out here a coworker had told me about Sunday rides on ... Old Highway 94, I think that's what he called it, somewhere around Otay Mesa. From his description though there were a fair few squids, though, and weekly confrontations between riders and cacti.
Mostly north, Palomar, Highland Valley, Mesa Grande, Old Julian, Montezuma Valley, Banner Grade, but we do ride down by Sunrise hwy and south of the 8 sometimes.

Let's just say I never thought I'd be in a biker club, and I'm still not. You can get your adrenaline flowing and fresh air without any of the b.s. or ego contests.

Check here:

http://sportbikes.meetup.com/300/
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So I'm not the only person who makes this connection, then. Yep, carving turns is the same stuff in each sport to my mind.
That's right. Only carving canyons is much easier, although more hazardous, and my arms don't get as tired.

And it's hard to get road rash while surfing.
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Neither, but it's a way to guage people's riding ability in the twisties. Obviously some guys hang off more than others, so they don't have to lean the bike as much to go just as fast, but it's a better guage than just asking them and trying to see past the egos.

If you mix the new guys up with the faster riders, they try to keep up and end up crashing. Although we have some quick riders with good self control that will ride at the noob pace to help show them the technique. I think that's what makes it different from most groups.
Ok, the reason I asked is that It's really a subjective way of measuring, as you said some hang of a lot... I do... I still have no chickenstrips though, but the last bit only ever get used on a track, never on the streets...

Mixing works quite well as long as all are aware that there are "beginners" and pace themselfes... I usually run sweep, and there are a few that can be trusted to run up front, and the rules are simple, if you catch the front, you are done playing for that ride, you go back to the sweep and stay there... Those that don't follow don't ride with us again...
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what does 'running sweep' mean? i don't understand that term..
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That's referring to the last rider in a group, "sweeping" up any stray riders left behind... Usually one of the more experienced riders in the group...

The reason I usually get the job is I'm a trained nurse (altough long ago) so I'm probably the first there if there is an accident...
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makes sense. i was the last one on this ride. if i were to go down, they wouldn't have know immediately. we all kept frequent tabs on each other though, constantly looking behind so as to not lose anyone.
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25 years ago, after watching the Daytona 200, 11 of us took off to ride Ortega Highway, not a good idea as it turned out. I was next to last going 90 through a left hand sweeper in the flats when Big Ed, a black guy built like a linebacker, crashed behind me on his brand new CB1000F. I heard a cracking noise and looked in my mirror. Good thing since who knows how long Ed would have been sitting there with a broken wrist and a wrecked bike.

In a large group the sweep should be an experienced rider, or the lead riders should stop at intervals and count heads. If anyone is missing, backtrack.
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Another suggestion is to make sure you see the rider behind you in your mirrors every now and then. In other words, your responsible for the rider behind you. Sweeper brings up the rear and is never a rookie. MSF has a group ride guideline that is worth a look.
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