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    "Running Out The Clock" grafikfeat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdunn View Post
    Not a twisty! A not atypical stretch of Iowa highway.

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    You must have a very tiny camera!
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    Ha ha! Here's a larger photo. Couldn't fine a "twisty' shot though, so posted a bike made for twisties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotspice View Post
    Not a very good pic but if you like twisties you've got to hit the roads going up and back down to the Lick Observatory at Mount Hamilton, just outside of San Jose CA.

    The cops sit up there and watch for bikes passing over the double yellow. Amazingly, the speed limit on that road is 55, so nobody gets popped for speeding. If they see you doing something bad, they just pull you over when you reach the top. There's even a nice parking lot with a view while you wait for your souvenier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    The cops sit up there and watch for bikes passing over the double yellow.
    Is there even a line on that road?
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    Oh dang, wrong Twistys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Is there even a line on that road?
    Yup. But in typical CA fashion, it's all faded.
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    Kbasa... have you ever ridden to the top of Palamar Mountain? there's an Observatory there also. when I was stationed in San Diego back in the early 80's we used to ride those twisties. I had a new Yamaha Seca 750 back then...Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    I better check again, I thought the thread was titled "Twisties"...?



    Wow this one looks like a section of RT 33 here on east coast. But obviously you being a western boy it couldn't be...
    roads like that, with the pavement slanted with the twists and with being able to see thru the next few are esp. fun.

    RM

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    Push Mountain Road, Arkansas; May 2009



    Buddy's Harley, slightly off Highway 9, later in the day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manfred View Post
    Push Mountain Road, Arkansas; May 2009

    Is that him behind you in the first shot on top of the bike and leaning out of the turn?? That explains it. I hope he came out okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTFlyer View Post
    Is that him behind you in the first shot on top of the bike and leaning out of the turn?? That explains it. I hope he came out okay.
    Yup that's my Harley friend. We had been studying and practicing some of the tips in Riding in the Zone, but Andy obviously had a hard time with some of the basics.

    He ran off the road later in that day, on Ar Hwy 9, which is a technically demanding road. Details of that and the rest of our week-long trip in Arkansas last May can be found here.

    Andy tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee and had surgery. He's back on two wheels, feeling his age a wee bit more :-)

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