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whats the terrain where you live and ride?

the area where I lived 6 yrs ago was great for riding motorcycles.
it was in the arkansas Ozarks. hilly wooded twisty roads with great views at many turns. ideal for my sport touring canyon carver.


now, where I live and ride is flat and kinda boring.
many places there aren't a lot of trees and no hills to speak of.
luckily we live near a small city so traffic isn't a problem.


I like the roads out west such as in Colorado, Utah, etc... but too far to go for me.


some day I'd like to return to enjoy riding in Arkansas up in the hills.
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I am in the hills and valleys with tons of wooded areas with twisties all over. I love going through the hills where it changes temperature when you dip down through different areas where the creeks run and is always under shade.
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Here in west central Wisconsin we've got a lot of rolling hills, tons of agriculture and wildlife. Riding along the river which separates Minnesota and Wisconsin is one of my favorites, south along the Wisconsin side and back north along the Minnesota side. We prefer to stay off the slabs simply due to the other drivers on the road.

Rolling along some random back roads with some pals next to corn fields as far as one can see is not only relaxing, but therapeutic.

I can only wish that I'd had the bike when we spent those 20 years in Colorado...
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In the city. It sucks for fun riding locations. Crap roads, no real hills or sweeping curves. Congestion, 24 hours 365 days a year construction zones, concrete dropped all over the road, pot holes and ribs from crap lane change jobs. It's a joke. Still more fun on two wheels than four.

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I am in the hills and valleys with tons of wooded areas with twisties all over. I love going through the hills where it changes temperature when you dip down through different areas where the creeks run and is always under shade.

oh yeah, I do remember those temp changes riding in the hills, that was very pleasant.
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I Live in west central Ohio, So much for round on both ends and high in the middle. Super flat where I live...But in the area's that are wooded it does have the cooler air you guys had mentioned.
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I live at the top of the of the South Island of New Zealand.
Within 20 min ride of my gate is one of the better scenic rides, Queen Charlotte Sound.
2 Hrs away is the Tataka Hill in the Nelson District
Or the Inungahua Gorge at the end of the Lewis Pass
Or the East coast ride via Kaikora to Christchurch
And thats just the top half of the island.....
2 hrs from the beach to the tops of the southern alps, then down to the wast coast
to the best riding roads ever......
Come and visit...you will never want to leave or be dissapointed
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The STREET handles our varied terrain very nicely. Although Denver, apparently like Charlotte, is hectic this bike is the best one I've had, so far, to deal with this 'rat race'!
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I live at the top of the of the South Island of New Zealand.
Within 20 min ride of my gate is one of the better scenic rides, Queen Charlotte Sound.
2 Hrs away is the Tataka Hill in the Nelson District
Or the Inungahua Gorge at the end of the Lewis Pass
Or the East coast ride via Kaikora to Christchurch
And thats just the top half of the island.....
2 hrs from the beach to the tops of the southern alps, then down to the wast coast
to the best riding roads ever......
Come and visit...you will never want to leave or be dissapointed

that sounds like a riders paradise.
would love to visit there, and other places also, but my budget for the ol bucket list prevents that. maybe i'll buy a lottery ticket and give that a try.
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In the city. It sucks for fun riding locations. Crap roads, no real hills or sweeping curves. Congestion, 24 hours 365 days a year construction zones, concrete dropped all over the road, pot holes and ribs from crap lane change jobs. It's a joke. Still more fun on two wheels than four.

have you ever ridden the dragon? isn't that up kinda in your area of the country?
I've ridden the pig trail up in the Arkansas Ozarks, kind of a mini dragon I suppose.

I remember riding around in Houston, tx a lot back in the 70's and 80's when the oil boom was going on, traffic was a nightmare. with all the new freeway expansions and toll roads the traffic isn't near as bad the last few years as it was back then.


just another reason I like living near a small town. but I do miss the hills with wooded roadways.
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