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beginner friendly twisties??

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by Tack, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. I was wondering if there are any twisties in the sort of south eastern/eastern (maybe even North Eastern) area (or country area even)that a beginner rider can do that's not to far away and not too difficult or long. Somewhere where a beginner can go to just slowly build up his/her riding skills. Maybe one without houses along it (or a least only a few), plus a reasonably good road surface as well and no tricky off camber corners.

    I guess that this type of road may not exist but I thought it was worth an ask. Or is a road with these sort of qualities a well kept secret. :D

    Someone was telling me at the learner day about a nice piece of road along the boulevarde but it's only 50k/h, has a fair bit of traffic and apparently is patroled by police.


     
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  2. Mt Dandenong is a good place to ride. Down Mountain Hwy, and along mt dandenong tourist rd (south end). At some sections just have to look out for driveways.
     
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  3. Christmas Hills
     
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  4. I had the same bike on my L'S.
    A good Rd with just the right amount of
    twisties is from Beaconsfield which is just through
    Berwick,left at pub in Beaconsfield and follow Rd
    straight up to Emerald. Have a coffee.
    Not a lot of police that I know of, 100k/h limits in some
    places. would be glad to go for a ride sometime to show u :twisted:
     
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  5. Thanks guys, these are pretty good roads to look at...I might just ride all of them!
     
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  6. Go to Park Rd in Mitcham, start at Mitcham & Park Rd head to Ringwood! Very good twistie road nice view! Not many car around.

    Everytime I ride to Ringwood from Doncaster I will go on Park Rd.

    Vivian
     
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  7. Good to get up from FurtuneGully Rd and Down hill to Lilydale. That's more safe if you never ride up on mountain.

    Vivian
     
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  8. Tack I'm on holidays atm, give me a buzz if you want someone with more experience to ride with. I've been through Christmas Hills a million times, and now the area pretty well.

    I don't ride fast, trust me. All the group rides I've been on I usually arrive 2nd last, just ahead of the tail-end charlie...just ahead. :wink:
     
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  9. As long as you take it easy through the rough section, try this, Its quite handy as a short 'on the way home ride' (depending on where you live.)
     
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  10. Whittlesea to Flowerdale is a pretty cruisy run as well, although might be a bit far away for you.
     
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  11. i cut my teeth around the gembrook area, most of the roads there are pretty forgiving. plenty of 80-100 zones and not too much traffic but enuff to make you feel safe that you'll be found if you come off. there are a few houses and side streets around but you'll find that most of them have a decent view so you wont get cut off like up at mt dandenong. i used to do the emerald to pakenham run all the time, theres a decent amount of corners and most of them you can see all the way through so you dont get any suprises. only thing thats a worry at times is the surface, i dont notice it now, but on my first weekend on the bike i found it a bit shaky. some of the corners will have ripples around the inside and/or outside from all the trucks :?
     
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  12. Hi, I like Old Healesville Hwy...from Yarra Glen to Healesville.

    Speed 100km/h......sweepers...nice scenery.....little cars and no houses.....but the road surface I thought was so so....I also don't like the fact that where the bitumen meets the the grass, there's a drop of couple of inches...... :?

    Did it last weekend.
     
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