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Old 08-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #226
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This thread is why I don't ride Mullholland or Angeles Crest (or any other known road that has a lot of tow and four wheeled fucktards). That and I don't need photos of how slow a rider I am anyway. When I want twisty Palos Verdes Drive East works for me.

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This thread just get dumber and dumber..... jeez

C'mon! More vids before it gets kicked into the basement!!



I... I don't understand...


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Can some 'shop a lawnmower chasing down Eatpast?
Why you gotta bring KLRs into this?
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #227
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Shit, no wonder they have trouble there... street view shows this !

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Old 08-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #228
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Shit, no wonder they have trouble there... street view shows this !

CalTrans is well known for dividing by zero.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:28 PM   #229
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Easier said than done.

If Stoner and Lorenzo can't even pull that off, we don't have much chance either.
Exactly, that's why I said it was HARD TO DO. More mental, because it seems like the wrong time/place for more power, but in reality it's better to low side from too much throttle, than to high side from letting off.
Of course, I'm pretty sure I'd let off too, and get pounded for it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #230
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I think you are correct. Look at this Google StreetView image. This is a massively uphill section that starts to flatten out right where people loose traction.



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Actually I was only half right. Technically it's more of a vertical angle point from incline to flat(or something thereabouts) than a vertical curve but you knew what I meant...
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #231
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I moved the view around a bit and it looks like it actually increases the angle to the right side of the road... ?
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I think you are correct. Look at this Google StreetView image. This is a massively uphill section that starts to flatten out right where people loose traction.



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Old 08-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #232
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I moved the view around a bit and it looks like it actually increases the angle to the right side of the road... ?
With this...


showing up in the pics it's hard to tell what the road really looks like from a computer screen as the angle point wouldn't be that noticeable.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #233
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Red One cameras are amazing!

The guy on the R1200GS at 1:16 knows how to get everything possible out of that bike!
That's a great compilation. Given how riders are prone to crashing in that spot, the cameraman has guts to set up right there!
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #234
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I think you are correct. Look at this Google StreetView image. This is a massively uphill section that starts to flatten out right where people loose traction.
Sharp uphill curve that staightens out and flattens. The bike slows more than you think as the curve goes around and up. People want to pass the crowd "hanging off" and forget that they have slowed down to the point that they don't need to hang off. Touch the throttle and...whoops.

Simple Riding 101 stuff...not complicated. It's good smooth pavement...a little polished, though.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #235
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t...a little polished, though.
And embedded with a few tons of ABS.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #236
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no one click before that and twist the pic to the left. I tried to save a pic but...

it looks like it curve more to the right side just about where the skid marks start. I will try to get a pic next time I am out there....in a year or two.
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showing up in the pics it's hard to tell what the road really looks like from a computer screen as the angle point wouldn't be that noticeable.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #237
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That is the Bermuda Triangle for motorcycling.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #238
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That is the Bermuda Triangle for motorcycling.
Much talked about, yet not really an issue?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #239
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I have seen videos of that spot for years. The reason you have photographers and videographers camped there is due to that one fine little spot of the road and no one can tell us what it is.

I have been wondering about that spot for years, it's the only reason I would love to ride that particular stretch of road.

I don’t understand how the locals are oblivious to it.

If it is a problem with the road surfacing I don’t understand why is not repaired. There have been enough crashes.

If it is a dip in the road then resurface the road (I don't see an obvious dip in the road, video after video)

If the asphalt is too slick then resurface it (it looks the same before and after the curve, no discoloring for the exception of tire marks)

Maybe someone is pouring melted butter on that spot every Saturday morning before the weekend crowd comes around
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Maybe someone is pouring melted butter on that spot every Saturday morning before the weekend crowd comes around
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