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straight on; the hairpin turn
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:45:32 AM »
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 11:11:40 AM »
We've got a bunch of those around here.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 11:38:16 AM »
  Heidi likes hairpins a lot.
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 11:49:50 AM »
looks like the same road with different labels.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 12:36:14 PM »
Brake pads are purchased couple sets at a time.

In your area...  Many years ago, I used to run Salmon Falls road between the dam and Pilot Hill (a time when there was zero development on that side of Folsom Lake and the road was usually empty) several times every week.  I tried to do it entirely without touching my brakes.  That's a tough thing on a T500 2-stroke.
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 09:21:52 PM »
Them all look like lots of fun.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 11:28:58 PM »
There's absolutly nothing exciting about hairpin turns this tight on public roads.
Even on race tracks they are a PITA, but at least there is the challange of max braking and corner entry and getting hard on the gas again.
On public roads there're just painfull.
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 01:33:20 AM »
There's absolutly nothing exciting about hairpin turns this tight on public roads.
Even on race tracks they are a PITA, but at least there is the challange of max breaking and corner entry and getting hard on the gas again.
On public roads there're just painfull.
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2015, 03:01:21 AM »
Hi,

 :bow Nice pictures, nice curves...  :drool
But the one in South Dakota isn't ready yet...??  ::)
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2015, 08:06:13 AM »
There's absolutly nothing exciting about hairpin turns this tight on public roads...on public roads they're just painful.

I know exactly what you're saying.  Running over Stelvio Pass is sometimes more fatiguing than exhilarating.  I guess we can be grateful that there's much more of this sort of thing in the world (New South Wales):

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2015, 09:37:31 AM »
    I still max brake apex and accelerate out hard to just over legal speeds. That's fun to me. Every time I  ride or even drive to West Virginia or Virginia I love the tightest most twisty roads I can find. We have nothing but boring straight roads here in Indiana. As far as public roads go Hairpins are as fun as it gets. I'm never worried about getting pulled over going as fast as I can into and out of a hairpin. Now gentle-moderate slightly uphill sweepers on the other hand just beg to be ridden fast and I constantly find myself well over the speed limit or really wanting to ride faster. I guess to each there own but I'll take a pile of hairpins over a road that taunts me to get a ticket. Unless it's a 1/4 mile run I can do without stick straight roads.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2015, 09:44:16 AM »
   "I guess to each there own..."

Says it all.  Curves, yeah.  Hairpins, PITA.  Couldn't disagree more, but glad you enjoy them.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 09:51:11 AM »
    My only real concern with hairpins are other drivers drifting out of there lane into mine. I was diving to the inside of the outside lane when a guy in a red ranger pickup trucks tires started screeching as he was pushing in to my lane. We came very close to meeting in the middle and I still almost pushed off the edge of the rode on the exit of my turn as I was not able to dive in as far or as hard because of the truck. That was a scary moment but other than that I really like em. Again I'll take an uphill outside line rather than a down hill inside line.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 11:07:21 AM »
Nice!

Another one...

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2015, 11:10:05 AM »
Nice!
Another one...

I didn't realize my camera was only taking black & white until now.  Wow!

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2015, 01:57:56 PM »
"at least there is the challange of max breaking"

Blow the curve and what do you get? Max breaking!

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2015, 05:31:50 PM »
"at least there is the challange of max breaking"

Blow the curve and what do you get? Max breaking!
Ha, very true, might go back and edit the spelling correction to my original post.
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2015, 05:53:36 PM »
I know exactly what you're saying.  Running over Stelvio Pass is sometimes more fatiguing than exhilarating.  I guess we can be grateful that there's much more of this sort of thing in the world (New South Wales):

I can't let that go.. NSW does have some nice corners as I'm sure you know Daniel..

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2015, 06:31:35 PM »
I can't let that go.. NSW does have some nice corners as I'm sure you know Daniel.

Of course it does; many!  I was only responding to "lucky phil" from Australia who doesn't like that sort of public road--so, I posted a shot from (NSW) Australia that wasn't curved at all.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2015, 06:37:54 PM »
Understood  ;D   

always love your work - keep posting  8)
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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 06:41:53 PM »
Understood  ;D 

Heh.  For as many photographs of Kansas and Kansas roads that I've posted on this board, the general consensus still seems to be that Kansas should be avoided at all costs.  shrug...  NSW's reputation for fine roads is in good shape.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2015, 07:02:52 PM »
    I still max brake apex and accelerate out hard to just over legal speeds. That's fun to me. Every time I  ride or even drive to West Virginia or Virginia I love the tightest most twisty roads I can find. We have nothing but boring straight roads here in Indiana. As far as public roads go Hairpins are as fun as it gets. I'm never worried about getting pulled over going as fast as I can into and out of a hairpin. Now gentle-moderate slightly uphill sweepers on the other hand just beg to be ridden fast and I constantly find myself well over the speed limit or really wanting to ride faster. I guess to each there own but I'll take a pile of hairpins over a road that taunts me to get a ticket. Unless it's a 1/4 mile run I can do without stick straight roads.
Uphill vs. downhill. Just imagine the feeling if the road were adaptable. Reactive camber NE1?

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2015, 07:16:57 PM »
I'm not sure I follow?

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2015, 08:53:37 PM »
Have not ridden a true hairpin since around 1974 in my home town of Durango, CO:  college hill road on my Honda 175.

Dim memory.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 09:58:36 PM »
The cool thing about hairpins like these is that the countryside in these areas are often breathtaking.

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Re: straight on; the hairpin turn
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2015, 09:52:26 AM »
Looking at the camber change and the differences from an uphill run vs. downhill. Imagine a surface that could alter itself.

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