it's been over a year since i got to do this ride. so yesterday i finally got to ride through my beloved GMR, my favorite canyon in all of cali (palomar is a very close 2nd though, but this is much closer to home though)
anyways, i went up there with my girl, dropped her off at the bottom and went for one run on my own to make sure the roads were ok (and for some fun on my own) then i took her through. I haven't carved canyons 2 up before, surprisingly it's very stable. it only makes you dog a little, you just gotta apply throttle accordingly. and that extra weight on the rear actually helps out a little i think, especially on downhills. turn in is a little more work but only at first, then it feels the same.
moving right along, this is the 1st time i've really gotten a chance to see what my 05 600RR was made out of. since i bought it in june i've only taken it through azuza and mt. baldy (weak in comparison to GMR) and i gotta tell you, this thing feels good. it flicks around a little better than the 6 imo, and it feels good with the Pilot Powers on too. overall the bike hugged the roads nice, and gave me the confidence i needed since i haven't done canyons in a while.
here's some pics, it was beautiful out man, well worth the risk. GMR technically is still closed, but there's ways to get in (thanks L_R6_A)
a clear and beautiful day, we could see all the way to catalina from here
me and my lady
a pic of the trusty steed that got me to this beautiful place
and one of me next to it
i post a lot in the stunt section, and an occasional whoring in the mods and exhausts section and whatever else. but i just gotta say that it was fun using the bike for what it was really built for. although it's lots 'o fun to do wheelies and stunts and all that, it's a totally different feeling with the canyons. i guess you can say i rekindled my love for the twisties.