another nice ortega hwy ride :D

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  1. dmallord

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    heya guys,

    had a really nice ride yesterday over ortega hwy. i saw a black/ orange gen2 coming up behind me on the straight. i let him pass me then followed him for a bit till we got to traffic. he passed, and i slowed down. pretty cool though. when i ride the canyons i slow way down for straights getting as much free space in front of me as possible so i can get some lean in the corners sans cages in front of me!

    when i got to the lookout at the top, i saw the black/ orange, and another all black gen1. very very cool.

    if i was more social i would have chatted it up... but im not! hahahaha.
     
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    Indeed, it was a good day to ride the twisties yesterday. Too bad I was home doing minor stuff to get the bike ready (install new headers, load new map, clean air filter, clean/adjust chain, new rim stripes/stickers, etc.).
    P.S. How busy was Ortega?
     
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    way too many cars for my taste. but... still pretty dang nice. :D
     
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    no i havent. it looks pretty cool though. nice road condition? decent twisties? ive been trying to practice my form when cornering. it makes it nice when i dont have to contend with traffic!
     
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    Small isolated portions are crappy but no biggie if you take it easy. Wicked switchbacks/decreasing radius turns, nice vistas. So far, it has been a "secret" so still quiet/deserted :)
     
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    OH is a pretty decent road. Years ago, we used to ride it first thing Sat and Sun mornings but then the local police started to patrol it. It was there that I stopped hot doggin' in on the straightaways and took the turns at very high speeds. Pros: No tickets. Cons: Ya don't learn to brake properly coming up to a turn! :D

    --Wag--
     
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    im gonna say thats next! :laugh:
     
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    I'm fortunate to have week days off, I rode with rudeboy109 on Ortega earlier this month and traffic was very light... lots of fun :thumbsup:
     
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    There is a technique to making Ortega highway curves really FUN ~ slow way down in the straights & you get clear traffic for the curves . . .



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    We'll be up the this Sunday again . . .
     
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    You going to that swap meet thing in Corona Sunday morning(the 18th)?
     
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