Hwy 17 from Summit Rd. to Hwy 9 (Los Gatos) 10-18-'12
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    Senior Member elime's Avatar
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    I guess this comes under "adventure riding".

    It was a beautiful day -- almost hot!

    Speed limit is 50. I was doing 60+. Almost everyone passed me.





    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbzQH3KHD-U[/media]
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    Great video!

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    Gotta love the thunder sound of a high rpm TW rolling down the road. Not quite Harley or Ferrari sounding, but I for one love it.
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    The ole T-dub is running gooood! That's with a 55 tooth sprocket? I guess it's no big deal for you guys, but riding in that kind of traffic would make me nervous. I prefer the dirt and wide open spaces. I did enjoy the video, though. Thanks.
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    I've never ridden on a four lane road................ I like back roads.. Packed gravel is my fave..................... U-B-spinning that motor dude.. Nice vid. OMM.

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    For those of you from outside of the San Francisco bay area, Highway 17 is basically a steep, narrow, heavily traveled, curvy racetrack. I don't even like driving it in a car.



    I don't have a tach on my TW, but I am pretty sure that I've never gotten close to 9600 rpm.



    Tony, you are a braver man than I am!

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    Thanks to all for your comments. Yes it is a 14/55 sprocket set up. As for being braver, maybe foolish Is a better explanation. However I find the more I travel Hwy 17 on the TW the more comfortable I am doing it. Going uphill once you lose your speed it takes forever to get it back.



    I captured this picture from the original recording. The tach is on the handlebars. Once I took this picture I slowed it down to around 8,800 to 9,000 rpm.



    And I must add I wish there was more dirt to ride on around here. Unfortunately it is all reserved for bicycles, hikers and horses.





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