Highway 46 (don't know if it's a County Road or a Farm Road, those of you that've lived in (we have no friggin' idea how to name our roads) Texas will understand the naming) between 16 and I 10. About 20 miles of FAST (100 MPH DRAGGING THE PEGS KIND OF FAST) left, right, left-right, right-left sweepers, loooong uphills, loooooooooonger downhills. By far the most challenging road I've ever ridden fast on. The 100mph speeds I describe arent' the usual speeds that my riding buds and I take this road on. Usually it's about 85-90. At that speed, 10 mph is a BIG difference. At 100, I was honestly riding at 10-tenths of my ability. I know it was dumb, and I should save testing my abilities for the track, but what's done is done. Anyway, it's a great road, EXCEPT...what kind of Cosmo post would it be if I didn't bitch about stuff?
1. Old people in Cadillacs doing 50 in a 60, that honestly was designed and paved for 80 mph.
2. Farmer Brown piloting the John Deere, (at 23 mph) towing the big-ass trailer w/900 pounds of hay. No joke. This is serious backwoods country. You get behind him, you will either get rear-ended by someone else or asphyxiatied by the hay flying off the trailer.
3. Cops. Cops. DAMN COPS. How come every decent road is covered with roach-like cops? Ah. I know why. Ain't stupid 'ya know. The cops know it's an absolutely perfect road for "evil" sportbikers. They've known for years. Easy tix. So they sit. Luckily, I've only see them out there maybe 30% of the time.
The road is awesome. Aside from crashing, and allllmooooooost (soiled shorts) lowsiding, I can honestly say it's the only time I've ever really scared myself because of how fast I was cornering. Riding at 10/10ths of my ability doesn't happen often. Wow.
'97 Katana 750