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Old 01-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Riding a motorcycle in dense fog can teach many lessons

I was too scared sh*tless to learn any of them and missed my exit because I couldn't see it.


That said, I know the human eye tracks side-to-side movement far more easily than forward/backward movement, so I made sure to zigzag as safely as I could whilst paying attention to everything I could see (which wasn't very much). I'd prefer to have avoided riding at all in a situation that hazardous, but I was leaving work from night shift. Anyone have any other tips for navigating fog at night?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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Wait till it is at least lifted a bit, an extra hour or so can be worth it. Yeah, I have done the ride into work in the fog and it is deceptive and a knuckle buster.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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blinkers on, high gear ready to take off, visor open, controllable speed, "no zig zagging" take the streets, not freeways or exit the earliest possible. park it and call a friend with a pick up truck, not worth to risk your life
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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blinkers on, high gear ready to take off, visor open, controllable speed, "no zig zagging" take the streets, not freeways or exit the earliest possible. park it and call a friend with a pick up truck, not worth to risk your life
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #6
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Make yourself visible, and team up with other vehicles. Avoid riding in dense fog. Wear a reflective vest.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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dense fog is about as dangerous a ride as you can make... not only can you not see or be seen, the roads are slick. avoid it if at all possible.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #8
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Yea like stay yo home lol ride safe
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Just woke up and looking out the window and it is still foggy in sw side, anybody riding this morning be safe out there!

We are going to wait until 9am to see if it gets better!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #11
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Dont ride in fog, especially at night. I punted on this morning's ride to church. After lunch I will take a swan about.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #12
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what's so funny ?
I just got off the bike on a freeway jaunt.

Like msf, look as far diwn the road as possible, and continue to check rear view.

Wipe visor continuously rather than open facesheild (your eyes will water and breathing may become difficult)

Comfortably 55-70 on the highway, just payin attention in front and back.

And......stay off the streets and intersections, danger danger!

However, you are correct stay off if not confident in your commuting skillz or just go out and practice.

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Yeah take the car lol
Solid advice here.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #14
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It was a riding in the fog this morning. Can't imagine what it was like last night
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Try riding in the fog while coming down mountainsides and canyons!! Did that in Cali leaving LA towards Ventura. That was about as puckered up as I ever want to be!!

Best thing to do is avoid riding. If thats not an option then try to wait it out a little. Let the fog lift or burn off.
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I don't think I'd ever grow to ride in the fog like last night. I'd probably just ride on the right side and blink my brake lights so often.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #17
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I once made the mistake of riding in fog--It was pretty clear in my neighbor hood BUT THEN I pull on to 249... My Rule of thumb is, if I can't see the stop-light's a 1/4 mile up the road, I turn around and take the truck, That was to work of course.. This morning was just -wait..-
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blinkers on, high gear ready to take off, visor open, controllable speed, "no zig zagging" take the streets, not freeways or exit the earliest possible. park it and call a friend with a pick up truck, not worth to risk your life
Unless you wear glasses, then open the visor and it's good for a little while, and they your f****d. Don't wipe off the inside of your visor, the big droplets keep it from fogging. I stopped and dried mine, only to have it instantly fog again. The "fog fixer" I put on it didn't stand a chance this morning. I should have turned around. Thought it might clear the further west I got from Pearland.
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I fund if I keep it above 80mph my visor does not fog up and I can see better.

Sure thats unique to my lid/moto combo
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #20
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I got stuck out in the fog saturday night. It was my first time riding home in the fog. It scared the out of me. Luckily my buddy escorted me all the way home in his car with the flashers on.. Definitely will take the bike home before I go out next time.
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