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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Be familiar with your roads

Last night after leaving a friends house I was riding on a unfamiliar road with my daughter and missed a corner, God was with us there was a dirt lane at the corner and kept the shiner side up, it had to be the hand of God that kept us that way, so after saying all that be familiar with the roads you are riding especially after dark.

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Was speed a little factor also ?

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Glad to hear that it was only a "close call". Try to remember to look beyond the corner and don't focus on "the corner" and you'll be better off.



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I was going 25 mph because I wasn't familiar with the road and the corner is unmarked the county roads around here are lucky to even be marked with metal signs

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Hi quenston, I done a post a good bit ago about a road near here that is a nightmare, folks come out of the flatlands buzzin right along and hit these 90s and lots of road rash, broken bones, and sadly, deaths. Wart and eater give great points: your speed and be aware will sure help to keep you livin Be smart(everyone) and Ride Safe.
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Thank God you had an angel flying with you! I hope you daughter didnt get to scared. Do you have a Guardian Bell on your bike? I swear I have heard my ring a couple times. Good to hear your ok. I did that about a month ago. It was dusk and I had forgotten my prescription night glasses. I went a little to hot into a turn (on a windy downhill mountain)and scared the heck out of myself. At the bottom of the mountain I asked my boyfriend did he see my scary turn. He said yes he was thinking nice babe your hitting it hard then he saw me tense up and realized I was not meaning to do it.

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Thank God you had an angel flying with you! I hope you daughter didnt get to scared. Do you have a Guardian Bell on your bike? I swear I have heard my ring a couple times. Good to hear your ok. I did that about a month ago. It was dusk and I had forgotten my prescription night glasses. I went a little to hot into a turn (on a windy downhill mountain)and scared the heck out of myself. At the bottom of the mountain I asked my boyfriend did he see my scary turn. He said yes he was thinking nice babe your hitting it hard then he saw me tense up and realized I was not meaning to do it.
I do have a guardian bell that was bought for me by my wife. My problem was that I didn't even know the corner was there until it was to late took the back way home and had only been that way one time previously. Surprisingly after we got stopped and I pulled the seat from my butt my daughter was laughing hysterically and said the hole time I was yelling Jesus like a girl. She said it scared her at first but we ended up riding another 30 miles and she was fine wanting to ride today in 45 degree weather

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Glad to hear that it was only a "close call". Try to remember to look beyond the corner and don't focus on "the corner" and you'll be better off.
Was taught that tip in my training/safety course. It rings true. You will be more likely to have issues looking at your front wheel, other than down the road a ways. In theory, the bike goes where your eyes go. Head up, and watching ahead at least 8-10 car lengths. It really works.
Of course this is harder to do without the assistance of daylight.

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Agree - a curve can throw you

Blame this on inexperience. An acquaintance (on military leave) bought a new Harley. The second day of possession he dropped it on its side, braking the clutch lever. The third day he took a sharp curve too fast, shot across the other lane, and ran right into a brick wall.
He was very lucky that there was no oncoming car and suffered "only" a shoulder separation.

Yes, you have to know your roads, and approach bends and curves at a controllable speed. Easy to say but how many time do we hear about riders going down on a curve.

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he laid it down twice in 2 days. guessing that has less to do with knowing your roads and more to do with knowing how to handle a bike.

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