How fast do you take the corners on..

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by lukeinlondon, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    I seem to be about 55mph on most corners, was just curious how other people take them?
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  2. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    you could have put the location in the subject line. you could have also posted it in a regional forum.

    Take them at whatever speed you are comfortable with. Why does it matter if you are faster or slower than others? Don't be the weekly death, any other speed is mostly acceptable.
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  3. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    make that 65/70
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  4. CB160

    CB160 another old fart....

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    Just 'cruise' it and you won't get a ticket.....last trip up there had way too much police protection.....CHP Bikes everywhere....
    Ride safe and enjoy the views!!
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  5. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    We try not to go over 60mph on the whole stretch from Wrightwood to La Canada. It's fun trying to NOT slow down for corners. Staying at or near the speed limit makes for a much more enjoyable and stress free ride. Colleen got a ticket for 65mph.
    There are some awfully fast guys. I'll be going a pretty good corner speed and get passed by someone on the straight and then try to keep up...NO CHANCE...some guys are just FAST.
    Just ride your own ride in control and know that the PO PO could be round the next bend.
    There is an accident EVERY weekend up there. Colleen got hit head on by another motorcycle a few years ago. He was five feet over the yellow in a tight sweeping right hander. The impact sheared her BMW Oilhead cylinder right off down to the crankcase, that's what took most of the crash and probably saved her life.
    Have fun, ride within your limits. Remember it's a public road with other users, some of them not accustomed to mountain terrain. Watch out for car driving snow seekers this time of year who come up once in a lifetime.
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  6. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Not sure, my speedo tops out at 130mph.
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  7. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    You top out at 130 cm, what a cooincidink:freaky
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  8. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Hey, I may not be thick, but I sure am short. :lol3
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  9. Earl999

    Earl999 Been here awhile

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    The speed limit!

    45 MPH from La Canada to Mt Wilson, 55 MPH after that to Nukes.

    Too much traffic and cops to speed up there, just isn't wise.

    I spend a lot of time up there, there are some great mtn biking and hiking trails/fire roads off the road from ACH up to Mt Wilson. There's a nice fire road hike/mtn bike ride to an old tram/rail that's pretty cool. Plus, many more.
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  10. bikeslut

    bikeslut Long timer

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    not trying to be a dick, but it's a public road

    it has posted speed limits

    don't become a statistic, or worse, bring anybody with you

    Once you start comparing speeds, you start increasing speeds, and things happen... enjoy your ride, and give your ego the day off
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  11. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    if you dont ride on saturday or sunday, you can go as fast as you want
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  12. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    It's cool to come on a public forum and openly admit to breaking the law. It's all the rave these days.
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  13. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    was thinking the same..
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  14. bikeslut

    bikeslut Long timer

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    damn... I never was one of the cool kids
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  15. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    on the straights...speed limit.

    a bit faster in the curves. :D
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  16. scottcolbath

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    Fuck yeah!

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  17. XB12R

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    Never been on that road, but generally I stay near the speed limit on straights and double the limit on curves. Just remember to stay in your comfort zone and ride your own ride.
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  18. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    The speed signs on curves are not law, it's a suggestion, a big rig/bus being the lowest common denominator! So yeah on a bike 30 can mean 60, but on the real slow ones under 15mph it gets harder to double.

    Yep, ride your own ride, stay in your own lane or run off to the right if you want!
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  19. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    I go double plus 5. :kbasa
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  20. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    A track day at Willow Springs is less than 60 miles from there. A lot less than a speeding ticket. No oncoming traffic. No signs. Very few limits (there are SOME).
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