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Old 01-22-2013, 05:54 AM   #601
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There a road Northwest of Houston (near Carlos) that I ride a few times a year that has a corner marked at 15mph. In most cases you can safely ride a lot of those corners at double what the signs say, but his particular one just requires that you back way off. There's nothing obviously difficult about it, just a perfectly square 90 degree left hander, but it comes right after a long stretch of fast corner-after-corner riding. It's also dead flat and and it's not uncommon to find gravel on or around it, but it catches a lot of riders out. I've tried line after line to find a quick way around it, and just decided that it's one of those slow corners to tiptoe around and hammer your way out at the exit. Maybe this curve on Mulholland is "one of those" kind of corners.
Reminds me of something that Jason Pridmore says at his schools: "How do you take a slow corner? Slowly!"
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #602
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For those who think the turn is a portal into the Bermuda Triangle, here's a rider's view (not me, just found on Youtube). Go to 2:44. See, nothing to it but to do it.
At least I now know it can be done sanely at 30 MPH... for the life of me I can't figure out what half the bike wreckers are doing wrong there... some don't even seem to be going 30 and are still wrecking.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:01 PM   #603
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #604
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Three comments.


1: When he stopped earlier (I don't want to be behind this guy...) there was what appeared to be a pretty good view.
2: I love that it happened right after passing the HD.
3: "I don't now what happened! It just, like, slipped!" Must have been that mysterious road problem that you can't see or feel unless you are going down.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #605
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Three comments.


1: When he stopped earlier (I don't want to be behind this guy...) there was what appeared to be a pretty good view.
2: I love that it happened right after passing the HD.
3: "I don't now what happened! It just, like, slipped!" Must have been that mysterious road problem that you can't see or feel unless you are going down.
That, his lines sucked, and turn in was craaaaaaazy early in almost every instance.

Sell the bike....
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:02 AM   #606
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jesus christ. those focking lines. that's why I stay away from that area. he's bound to go wide and into on coming traffic. good thing he biffed it in a left curve.

listening to his 'thinking out loud'
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #607
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jesus christ. those focking lines. that's why I stay away from that area. he's bound to go wide and into on coming traffic. good thing he biffed it in a left curve.

listening to his 'thinking out loud'
Wait... He crashes??? I had to turn him off. I couldn't stand another moment of his idiocy.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:01 AM   #608
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I like his excuse that going over the dbl yellow is actually a camera "optical illusion"


Yeah, his tires might have been on the correct side but his upper body and head were in the opposite lane.


Maybe those HD guys can give him some riding instruction- they stayed up.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:01 AM   #609
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cmon people - this is LA we're talking about here. 17,000,000 people and about 3/4 of them are wanna-bes. Even if 1% of them are up there on the weekends, that's a lot of jerks
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #610
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Spend the money you wasted on the Go Pro for some rider training! Was that a 2 speed gearbox?
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #611
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If I had filmed myself riding like that I would never have posted it on line, in fact I would have destroyed the video and went for riding lessons.

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At about 1:20 or so the guy is out of breath.

Sounds like he is grunting through a big dump. Maybe that's why he can't concentrate on the road- he's crappin' in his pants.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #613
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At about 1:20 or so the guy is out of breath.
Yeah brah, it's hard work when you're always riding flat out to the edge.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:09 PM   #614
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Spend the money you wasted on the Go Pro for some rider training! Was that a 2 speed gearbox?
the entire section is pretty much second gear..... there is surprisingly little space in there
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:29 AM   #615
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Damn! That video is painful to watch. Unless that camera creates some serious optical illusions, his lines suck.
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