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Old 12-21-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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Wet Leaves Non-Epic Fail

This morning. In the rain. In the early-morning dark. In the alley behind my house, after a journey of 40 feet. Estimated speed: 0.8 mph. Front tire, meet pile of soaking leaves. Slide to the left, fall to the right. Feel stupid.





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Old 12-21-2012, 05:35 AM   #2
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Lesson learned

As stupid as this sounds, and as non-impactful as this crash was, there was a lesson in there: Don't be distracted! I was thinking about work, thinking about a small argument I had just had with my wife, and worrying about as-of-yet un-purchased Christmas gifts. I was listening to music, and still adjusting my gear.

Without a doubt, if I had cleared my head and focused on pulling out of the driveway, I wouldn't have fallen at all.

No injury (ATGATT) and no damage beyond a tiny scuff on my right mirror backing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Center stands, wet leaves, wet grass clippings, and a garden hose (they roll) are all things that have in the past caused an embarrassing drop.

or assume normal resting position.

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