Almost spilled yesterday... Seeking advice.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by WB81, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    I had the same thing happened to me couple of days ago. At the same time i saw the gravel, the bike slid sideways, but the patch of gravel or sand wasnt all that wide, so the tyres hooked up again. I've had the same situation few times before, never come off, yet, because of it. It's over in a fraction of second, so as long as you dont start grabbing either of the brakes, you should be right. The roads that i ride on, are fairly rough, so i am always on a look out for the 'roller bearings'. Here again the 'Ride Dirt' mantra holds true. It's a different story if the whole lane is covered in sand, just hope no one is coming the other way, when that occurs:D
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  2. Snapper

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    Glad to help... sand is only one of unique risks, here's a few more.

    Compared to left handers (or same corner taken as a left hander), right handers (in the US) are:

    -Always blinder
    -Always tighter
    -Much more likely to encounter an opposing cage crossing the double yellow
    -And if you fook up (ie, go down) could result in instant death/dismemberment from opposing traffic.

    Don't fook with right handers.
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