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Im planning on doing route 66 sometime next year or the year after. And yes, I will be using a Harley cause it sounds odd if you did it on a sportsbike.

If you dont like the Harley, you can take a mustang instead.

http://www.route66tours.com.au/

Awww yeah.
 

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there's all manner of awesome canyon roads in California.
i've never ridden there, just seen the Youtube vids
here's a useful link to California's more popular motorcycle roads:
http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm
 

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I haven't ridden there, but I've driven and one of the wackiest things to get used to is the fact that you can turn right through a red light at any time if the way is clear, people will get quite pissed off if you dont (and may have guns :p ).
 

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Drew said:
I haven't ridden there, but I've driven and one of the wackiest things to get used to is the fact that you can turn right through a red light at any time if the way is clear, people will get quite pissed off if you dont (and may have guns :p ).
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It's a good rule that I think they should bring to Down Under land.
 

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juxt said:
Drew said:
I haven't ridden there, but I've driven and one of the wackiest things to get used to is the fact that you can turn right through a red light at any time if the way is clear, people will get quite pissed off if you dont (and may have guns :p ).
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It's a good rule that I think they should bring to Down Under land.
You mean left turn at any time right?
 

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Sneddy said:
juxt said:
Drew said:
I haven't ridden there, but I've driven and one of the wackiest things to get used to is the fact that you can turn right through a red light at any time if the way is clear, people will get quite pissed off if you dont (and may have guns :p ).
+1
It's a good rule that I think they should bring to Down Under land.
You mean left turn at any time right?
Nope, right turn at any time. It'll sort the men from the boys.
 

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Sneddy said:
juxt said:
Drew said:
I haven't ridden there, but I've driven and one of the wackiest things to get used to is the fact that you can turn right through a red light at any time if the way is clear, people will get quite pissed off if you dont (and may have guns :p ).
+1
It's a good rule that I think they should bring to Down Under land.
You mean left turn at any time right?
You realise that not all countries drive on the same side as us right? :p
 

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Cool thanks. Yeh, international licences are not technically necessary, but it's always nice not to have to debate with the hire people about them. Of course in saying that, I don't have one. Kate, I'll email you when I get to San Fran :). As for the right hand side.. I can't actually drive on the left anymore very effectively, as I discovered last month while trying to drive in London :blush:. My mate kept having to readjust the steering wheel :lol:
 

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do the big sur if you get a chance. it's a nice coastal and twisty ride.

unrelated, but if you use a push bike, be aware that they swap their brakes around. I found the hard way after I attempted to do a skid on the golden gate bridge. my wrist is still fk'd up...
 

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Drew said:
Sneddy said:
juxt said:
Drew said:
I haven't ridden there, but I've driven and one of the wackiest things to get used to is the fact that you can turn right through a red light at any time if the way is clear, people will get quite pissed off if you dont (and may have guns :p ).
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It's a good rule that I think they should bring to Down Under land.
You mean left turn at any time right?
You realise that not all countries drive on the same side as us right? :p
Which is why I corrected him. Left turns in "Down under land" would be good.

As for riding in America, Bozzo from the old forums went over for 6 months riding around the states and Canada. He absolutely loved it, so much so that he is back there now.

He just bought a bike and sold it when he left. Not that practical for 3 weeks, but you get the idea that it's well worth going there on a road trip!
 

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Sneddy said:
Drew said:
Sneddy said:
juxt said:
Drew said:
I haven't ridden there, but I've driven and one of the wackiest things to get used to is the fact that you can turn right through a red light at any time if the way is clear, people will get quite pissed off if you dont (and may have guns :p ).
+1
It's a good rule that I think they should bring to Down Under land.
You mean left turn at any time right?
You realise that not all countries drive on the same side as us right? :p
Which is why I corrected him. Left turns in "Down under land" would be good.

As for riding in America, Bozzo from the old forums went over for 6 months riding around the states and Canada. He absolutely loved it, so much so that he is back there now.

He just bought a bike and sold it when he left. Not that practical for 3 weeks, but you get the idea that it's well worth going there on a road trip!
Whoops :blush:
 

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In Thailand they've got "left turn any time" signs on SOME lighted intersections. It's a white sign with Thai writing on it, but even though I can't read Thai, I learned to pick them out pretty quickly :)

The best thing about Thailand's roads though is that major traffic lights have a countdown showing when the light will change. Fucking brilliant idea and lowers impatience massively.

Justin.
 

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In Thailand they've got "left turn any time" signs on SOME lighted intersections. It's a white sign with Thai writing on it, but even though I can't read Thai, I learned to pick them out pretty quickly :)

The best thing about Thailand's roads though is that major traffic lights have a countdown showing when the light will change. Fucking brilliant idea and lowers impatience massively.

Justin.

That would be awesome :)

Something I saw a while back which I absolutely loved was that before the inception of traffic lights some intersections were controlled by a sort of red light green light clock, you just waited until the hand pointed at the correct colour and you went. The control system isn't too different to the ones that control the lights now but you can see exactly whats going on.
 

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Sneddy said:
Can you imagine the street drags that would occur here with timers on the traffic lights?
No different to what happens now.. it'd just take a little less skill to win, sadly.
 
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