LADIES - Twisties - An Epiphany

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LADIES - Twisties - An Epiphany

#1 Unread post by Muse » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:53 am

I remember posting in a thread about twisties, and reading that some of you just had an epiphany one day about how to do them properly (read this as "safely" for the purposes of this post!). Just last night, I was riding with a friend of mine, and I felt COMPLETELY comfortable with my turns for the very first time! I won't say these were twisties, just regular turns in the road, but they felt so SMOOTH! I'm all excited to practice more, and to get out on some of the real twisties on the roads around here. Can anyone say Bow Valley Parkway??

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#2 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:54 am

Thats awesome!.. that's pretty much how it goes, one day it just clicks and feels like second nature.
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#3 Unread post by Loonette » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:02 pm

There ya go! Keep practicing - it just gets better and better!

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#4 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:04 pm

Just this weekend I rode the Duffy Lake Road and then back via the Fraser Canyon. A few months ago I would never have thought I could do those rides.

It's a great feeling, isn't it?
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#5 Unread post by racerxgirl » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:17 pm

Why ride the twisties on the street when you have a racetrack to do trackdays at? I dont understand..I will never ride on the street again..to damn dangerous with stupid drivers, oil, critters, and not to mention if you go over the side of you favorite "twisty" who is going to be there within 2 minutes or less to help you? To each there own..I would suggest doing a trackday or two to help your braking and turning. My 02., good luck ladies! [/img]
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#6 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:47 am

racerxgirl wrote:Why ride the twisties on the street when you have a racetrack to do trackdays at? I dont understand..I will never ride on the street again..to damn dangerous with stupid drivers, oil, critters, and not to mention if you go over the side of you favorite "twisty" who is going to be there within 2 minutes or less to help you? To each there own..I would suggest doing a trackday or two to help your braking and turning. My 02., good luck ladies! [/img]
I don't ride twisties like I'm racing. I pay attention to the posted signs and ride accordingly. I also don't ride beyond my skill level and I have no interest in racing.
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#7 Unread post by Loonette » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:29 am

Well, I guess street riders ride in the street because that's where they (I) have a good time. It's great that race tracks are available for the public who wants to pay to use them, but some of us enjoy using the roads that our tax dollars cover. Not sure what there is to "understand".

Back to the twisties... One of the reasons I enjoy riding around with ZooTech is because, since we have the same model of bike, I can watch how he does the twisties and really get a good idea of what my bike is capable of doing. I won't ride the twisties just like he does (he's got sparks shooting off his pegs on a regular basis!), but it helps give me some perspective regarding my bike. Practicing good form in the twisties is both fun and beneficial to overall riding quality.

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