Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Southern Vermont
It's re-paving season in the Northeast. The commute today reminded me of an article by an MSF master and author (BMW and MCN, the old CR type b/w rag) David Hough...look him up! He also wrote: PROFICIENT MOTORCYCLING:The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well.
At any rate, The "edge trap" refers to the fact that unlike cars, two wheelers can be significantly upset by a low angle approach to an edge, whether it's a new, 3"-high section of new pavement in the other lane, RR tracks, or a stick in the road. To paraphrase his lesson, and b'cuz I have witnessed that this ain't obvious to everyone: relax, use gentle throttle, and approach these hazards with as wide an angle as reasonable/safe/possible. Do not attempt to cross in a parallel direction. If you can get a little more weight on the pegs under your feet, all the better.
Enjoy your ride.
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