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I did 205 miles today through West Utah mountains and desert.
Today's route was Utah 201 west to I-80 west. SR 138 to Grantsville, Mormon Trail to SR 199. SR199 west over Johnson's Pass, with some nice twisties and beautiful tarmac. I took SR199 to Dugway, then headed north and looped back to Johnson's Pass on the old Lincoln Highway. As I headed back towards SLC, I could see some thunderstorms up ahead so I filled my tank in Tooele, did a 180 and headed south on SR 73. made it back without getting hit by a drop of water, but my bike was a mess because all the roads in the Salt Lake valley were soaked from the storm that had just passed. My wife said she was worried sick because it was really high wind, lightening, hail, and tons of rain. Glad I missed it.

While out in the middle of nowhere I hit a top speed of 141, I very quickly came up on some rolling terrain that made me back off because I didn't have enough view of the road ahead. That's the fastest I've gone on a bike, and the bike had plenty of stuff left. I'll have to admit... that was freaky. FREAKY FUN!!!

The bike was just amazing. Freeway, twisties, backroads... It just does everything so well.
 

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I rode to waffle house on my bagger, then back home haha. My GSX needs a back tire and it was just too **** hot and humid today to be on any bike after 11am.
 

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While out in the middle of nowhere I hit a top speed of 141, I very quickly came up on some rolling terrain that made me back off because I didn't have enough view of the road ahead. That's the fastest I've gone on a bike, and the bike had plenty of stuff left. I'll have to admit... that was freaky. FREAKY FUN!!!
This bike is so smooth, although I only took it to 110, not as fast but can imagine it is stable.

Wish I could ride there in Utah and to Moab.
 

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I did 205 miles today through West Utah mountains and desert.
Today's route was Utah 201 west to I-80 west. SR 138 to Grantsville, Mormon Trail to SR 199. SR199 west over Johnson's Pass, with some nice twisties and beautiful tarmac. I took SR199 to Dugway, then headed north and looped back to Johnson's Pass on the old Lincoln Highway. As I headed back towards SLC, I could see some thunderstorms up ahead so I filled my tank in Tooele, did a 180 and headed south on SR 73. made it back without getting hit by a drop of water, but my bike was a mess because all the roads in the Salt Lake valley were soaked from the storm that had just passed. My wife said she was worried sick because it was really high wind, lightening, hail, and tons of rain. Glad I missed it.

While out in the middle of nowhere I hit a top speed of 141, I very quickly came up on some rolling terrain that made me back off because I didn't have enough view of the road ahead. That's the fastest I've gone on a bike, and the bike had plenty of stuff left. I'll have to admit... that was freaky. FREAKY FUN!!!

The bike was just amazing. Freeway, twisties, backroads... It just does everything so well.
;)Yep!

Where did I ride today you ask, M through Fr. all over L.A. (my new poem on behalf of my new work companion)

Won't talk about speeds (rpm only/ you can figure out the rest), yet will say that the feeling is mutual. Great handling bike at any gear, any rpm, fully loaded top and side cases, or none she just keeps on ticking.....................and yes with 190/55's at any conditions, etc.......... hitting 50k and rides better than at 12k after breaking in.
She screams with happiness, and never hesitates (love this mid range!).
Who says commuters don't have fun?
 

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This bike is so smooth, although I only took it to 110, not as fast but can imagine it is stable.

Wish I could ride there in Utah and to Moab.
If you ever make it to Utah, do a tour of the National Parks. From SR89 (a beautiful curvy state road once you get south of Spanish Fork canyon). My favorites are Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches (Moab). Goblin Valley and Canyon Lands are nice too. ;)
Don't hit it on peak season. They are all way crowded now.
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Daily? Wow your lucky! I am in between jobs now ( for the last 5 months ha) and if weather allows I would be out there at least 2 - 3 times a week, but daily you got it good!
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Looks like mostly cruisers. I guess they don't mind a sport bike hanging out with them. :)
 

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Harley's and Victory motorbikes
My back ground is riding Harley's most of my mates ride Harley's Victorys and Indians and a couple of Trumpys
My mates are comfortable with whatever I ride and some of them have big S and S motors making good power and can ride
Riding bikes to me is as much about the people I ride with as my bike choice that is why I have tattooed on my back Free To Associate


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Ride through Ma Ma Creek back road through to Clifton then through Allora into Warwick for lunch and then home via Cunninghams Gap
Always good riding with mates


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I knew you were in Australia because everything is slanted.
 

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Wound up on a dirt road, handled it better than I'd expected. I just got back from about a week on and off road on a BMW GS. Was cruising some back roads in my area on the GSXS, turns out the route I knew back to town was closed, did some exploring trying to find an alternative route that wasn't the highway, all dirt roads to dead ends. Nothing too crazy, but now I gotta wash my chain.

Mike d, didn't realize you're Utah too. I'm way up North in Logan (cache valley) near the Idaho border. I have a buddy on a Duck Monster in SLC. Couple weeks ago we did Emigration over to East Canyon State Park via SR65, then SR66 to Morgan and I84 to Ogden. He's out for the season now (shoulder surgery for snow boarding accident).

Also, if you've never done the Monte Cristro run, it's a must. I84 to Mountain Green, SR167 (Snow Basin) over to Huntsville, then SR39 (Monte Cristo) to Woodruff. I then go (actually I usually run this the other way) to Garden City and then Logan Canyon (part of SR89) back to Logan.
 

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I'm in Taylorsville (basically SLC).
I've done the Monte Cristo Loop a couple times, but not for a while, so it's probably time to do it again. I do the Emigration, Hennifer, Coalville route a lot (actually on my bicycle many times). Have you done Wolf Creek Pass? Francis to Hanna via SR35? That's probably the best motorcycle route I've ever done. Also, Mirror lake Highway - Kamas to Evanston. SR150. That's pretty scenic.
We've got some nice routes here in Utah. Unfortunately I usually have to hit a fair distance of slab to get to them.
We'll have to try to meet up sometime.
 

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Haven't done either, and wow, SR150 looks incredible! Kinda a catch 22 riding around here, do I want to carve the canyons or take in the views :D

It'd be great to get on some more of the routes in that area. I've got a few folks in the SLC area I visit occasionally, could easily turn a Friday or Saturday night with them into a next morning ride.
 
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