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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hairpins Or Sweepers...which do you prefer?

Yeah Yeah Yeah....we all want both.. but you only get to pick one


For me...I like the hairpins...hills and tight turns dropping into a switchback...yeehaw !!!


What about you?

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I love both but I LOVE big, long, fast sweepers... ahh such a great feeling leaning in a 140mph turn for a good ten or more seconds.
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i do like both but after going through the black hills of south dakota i have to go with hairpins!


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I like both. Sweepers are good because at the end of the day you can still ride them and have a good time. By 2 or 3 oclock when Ive been out since 8am Im exhausted and screwing up a hairpin can mean dumping the bike and that ends a good day badly. Hairpins are just a great challenge having to haul down from 55 to < 20.

i like the challenge of both, but I prefer sweepers because it takes less effort and less brain function to ride them all the time. I dont always want to be "on" when I ride.

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I prefer the tight hairpin corners (on the street) for one main reason: safety. Going 35 mph through a 180 degree corner is much safer than going 110 leaning the bike way down through a sweeper. Low-siding at triple digit speeds on the streets is almost a guaranteed death. A low-side in a hairpin is maybe some bumps and bruises and some rashed plastics.

On the track, it doesn't matter. Give me the sweepers.

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LOVE sweepers.

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i prefer going straight. turns and corners scare me.






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I prefer tight technical twisties . Plus the consequences are alot less then on real fast sweepers.
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Everyones point on the high risk/death factor of sweepers is very true! But.... DAAAAYYUUM!! I LOVE the feeling of accelerating through the sweeping bend its such a rush!!
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Gotta go with the sweepers. On the road the Cherohala Skyway is my utmost favorite road for that very reason. Just gotta keep myself in check b/c it's real easy to find yourself in triple digits runnin that road.

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I love scenery. Long sweepers where you can see the whole road ahead and the rolling hillside is the top.
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i usually like hairpins but every so often I go through a sweeper where the rear end gets loose, but under control, and it leaves a great big ol' smile on my face

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+1 to hair pins on the street and sweeps at the track.

you can still have fun in hair pins with out it being sketchy fast.

but sweepers on the track are a lot of fun because it seems like you can always go a bit faster.

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Barber's mootorsports park has a nice - camber (ie no bank actually a negative bank) 180 degree curve, scared the hells outta me the first couple of sessions I rode. Esp when braking from 130+ all downhill..

I'll take sweepers on the track and hairpins on the street...FTW
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