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Had a friend a while back tell me about the on and off ramps on freeways and highways are a good place to learn how to lean better on the twisty's. In Pa there is a hightway(83 and 581) that has a nice spot in Harrisburg the makes a sweet figure 8 for you. You can keep going on that all day leaning harder and harder as long as you do it in non-rush hour traffic. I've done it quite a few times in the past and have seen myself get better at it. :dthumb:
 

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This is what I am talking about. You can ride this all day and learn on it. :dthumb:
 

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yeah, and get urself killed..u know the quality of those roads up there DJ..they suck donkey!!! like all PA roads do. :rolleyes:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
yeah, and get urself killed..u know the quality of those roads up there DJ..they suck donkey!!! like all PA roads do. :rolleyes:

Most of the roads yes...but not all of them and they are fine to ride on. They were just done a few years back so they are very smooth to ride. No worries there.
 

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Most of the roads yes...but not all of them and they are fine to ride on. They were just done a few years back so they are very smooth to ride. No worries there.

dude, have you ridden the onramp from 83N to 581 W ??? all those rumble strips and potholes!! no thanks! the straights on 83 and 581 are ok, they've been redone, those on/off ramps are all kinds of messed up still..probably always will be knowing how PA is.. :puke:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
dude, have you ridden the onramp from 83N to 581 W ??? all those rumble strips and potholes!! no thanks! the straights on 83 and 581 are ok, they've been redone, those on/off ramps are all kinds of messed up still..probably always will be knowing how PA is.. :puke:

True...but I was talking about in Harrisburg across the river. Those exit and on ramps were done a few years back and are fine to ride. Anyways, I'm sure other ppl have good ramps they could ride that don't live in Pa. :)
 

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On and off ramps are neat to practice on, but you only lean right. Plus, there's a lot of debris on the ramps. And it's the same diameter. Many of the good roads in Colorado follow drainages where you have to do quick left and right transitions (my favorite).

Plus, instead of being continuous diameter, some roads have decreasing diameter. Where after setting your line, you have to tighten it or lean even further. There was a picture posted a few weeks ago of a cruiser crossing the double yellow on a tight turn and running into another motorcycle. I think not practicing or changing lean angle in a turn, to avoid bicyclists, rocks, deer, etc., causes many accidents. :2cents:
 

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On and off ramps are neat to practice on, but you only lean right. Plus, there's a lot of debris on the ramps. And it's the same diameter. Many of the good roads in Colorado follow drainages where you have to do quick left and right transitions (my favorite).

Plus, instead of being continuous diameter, some roads have decreasing diameter. Where after setting your line, you have to tighten it or lean even further. There was a picture posted a few weeks ago of a cruiser crossing the double yellow on a tight turn and running into another motorcycle. I think not practicing or changing lean angle in a turn, to avoid bicyclists, rocks, deer, etc., causes many accidents. :2cents:

yeah that pic was at the gap wasnt it? yeah, ramps do have alot of debris, and plus u have those freekin tractor-trailors takin em too wide or too shallow which can really throw a wrech in ur cornering if ur not careful
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
yeah that pic was at the gap wasnt it? yeah, ramps do have alot of debris, and plus u have those freekin tractor-trailors takin em too wide or too shallow which can really throw a wrech in ur cornering if ur not careful
Sounds like a truck driver talking! :lol:
 

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Sounds like a truck driver talking! :lol:

coincidentally, I actually do have my CDL, class A. I used to drive truck, before I got into computers. Just still keep it active, that way I've always got something to fall back on, if I ever need it. :cheers:

I cant stand it when the trucks take an double lane on/off ramp, and just hang toward the outside, then they start inching there way over into the other lane! :eek:
 
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