I agree Saddle, you have to know and push your limits to get better, but there are better ways of figuring that out. Maybe try a road that doesn't have a shear cliff on one side for starters. That vid you posted is kind of funny. I mean I hope the guy wasn't hurt, but damn, maybe at least try to turn your bike. I didn't even see him try. Not passing on a double yellow would've helped him too. Good thing there was nothing oncoming!
That is ironic Ammo. Is 89 in Utah as "treacherous" as it is here in AZ?
The 89 Yarnell can be a fun road, even more fun if you continue north up to Prescott. I've never taken it at "sport bike speeds" though. Probably never will, not my style. There are roads like this all over the world, and riders that will always bring these roads to the mainstream attention.
I've also noticed that a lot of the issue is group rides. You get a group that's pretty experienced and knows roads like this. There is usually the inevitable new rider that tries to keep up with the pack, and that's where the danger sets in..."Shit, I gotta catch up!!". Well, no ya don't, chill out buddy and learn your machine. We've all seen it a million times. It's nothing new, and will most likely never change. Every time I've taken this route it's been by myself, and for good reason. I usually prefer to ride by myself anyway. Part of the reason I ride is to get away from everybody. I think the news stations just run out of stories sometimes and try to find something to hype up and/or exploit. I'm not down playing the dangers, but this particular highway is very well known for it's good and bad times and does not require a special news report.
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