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Old 04-01-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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What it feels like when both tires are sliding...

FREAKING AWESOME!!! Scary as , but awesome.

And no, I wasn't doing some crazy sliding like Casey Stoner or something on a track. It was just some gravel but it was intense.

I just got done playing around Racer's Road. It was my first time there and I got a little lost. Anyway I'm on the feeder of I10 and the road is nothing but fine gravel. I had no idea how thick it was until I was in the middle of it. I got a little nervous. Then I just kinda moved the bike left and right to see what kind of traction I had. It was shaky at best but I figured it was good enough to go straight. I'm going about 65 and I see a turn coming up. Nothing terribly sharp, just a normal curve you would see on a feeder road. I wanted to hit the turn at about 35 considering the gravel. The gravel had a different idea. I start turning and the whole bike feels like it's on a conveyer belt going to the outside of the corner. It was a really cool feeling but scary as because I have never laid down my bike and didn't want to. I didn't make any sudden movements, kept the throttle pretty steady as I let off. The turn was to the right and I was countersteering left which kept the bike at just the right angle to keep sliding to a stop. It was fun.

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Hit a load of gravel
Remembered not to panic
Bike still doesn't have a scratch on it
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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Yeah Sliding is pretty intense , glad you came out the other side.
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