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Old 01-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #21
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #22
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I've got the Joe Rocket gloves with the wiper blade attachment... that thing was pricelessly valuable during the ride. I would have avoided riding if I'd known how bad it was going to be, so thanks for that bit of wisdom. I always wear hi-viz, reflective gear when I ride at night (reflective vest on me, reflective belt on my backpack).

My question wasn't "what should I do if I'm planning on riding in fog?" It was "If I get caught in fog, does anyone have any advice for getting to your destination safely?"

That said, some of these responses were actually pretty helpful, so thank you!
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wear hi-viz, reflective gear

....does anyone have any advice for getting to your destination safely?"
don't ride with your high-beams on (the moisture reflects to much light), ride the right line, watch your 6 o'clock, take your time and enjoy the ride.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #24
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yea, getting stuck in sea fog sucks and when I was in corpus christi it happened more than i care to think of since I had to cross the causeway on numerous occasions..

Pretty much roll with the hazards on and use your noggin, if you think its not safe... then its probably not.
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I had an incident once with very thick fog. An officer turned on his lights behind me. I pulled over and he signals then tells me to keep riding from his intercom. from kirby and 59 - beltway / 59. He stayed behind me. When i got off bw8, he passes by, turns on his siren quickly and exchanged waves to each other. must have been a rider or just a cop going above and beyond. gave me faith on good cops out there.
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I rode in yesterday morning. Sunday is usually a low traffic day so I felt pretty safe and was. But man that was some thick stuff.

I like the advice on here. Good stuff.
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I had an incident once with very thick fog. An officer turned on his lights behind me. I pulled over and he signals then tells me to keep riding from his intercom. from kirby and 59 - beltway / 59. He stayed behind me. When i got off bw8, he passes by, turns on his siren quickly and exchanged waves to each other. must have been a rider or just a cop going above and beyond. gave me faith on good cops out there.
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I wore a reflective vest with my signal on on Sunday morning. Left Crosby at 0815, I missed the 610 north entrance, couldn't see it. Followed other cars for the most part. It was very dangerous out there..
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Yesterday morning, when backing up, I literally couldn't see 3 feet past my tailgate. It was rather alarming.

I'm all for adventurous all weather riding, but it felt more life-threatening than speeding down a 30mph street with speed bumps in a dense rain. I'll pass if I can.
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Thursday morning around 5:45am, I was on my way to work on a route I take everyday. the fog was bad, and was getting in my visor. i was about to get onto 59 north. I was in a turn I didn't know I was in. Went off the road and into the ditch. sucks man. I was going about 55mph. I just traded in my 250 to a 650r on saturday. Really sucks man. The bike wasn't to bad, all cosmetic. I suffered a sprained ankle, and soreness the next day. My insurance is gonna handle my bike, and she'll be good as new. I should have stopped and cleaned the inside of my visor, but i didn't, so it cost me $500. Fog is some pretty series stuff.
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Thursday morning around 5:45am, I was on my way to work on a route I take everyday. the fog was bad, and was getting in my visor. i was about to get onto 59 north. I was in a turn I didn't know I was in. Went off the road and into the ditch. sucks man. I was going about 55mph. I just traded in my 250 to a 650r on saturday. Really sucks man. The bike wasn't to bad, all cosmetic. I suffered a sprained ankle, and soreness the next day. My insurance is gonna handle my bike, and she'll be good as new. I should have stopped and cleaned the inside of my visor, but i didn't, so it cost me $500. Fog is some pretty series stuff.
Dam sucks to hear. Glad you are ok!
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unfortunately ive rode in the fog 5-6 times now. Except for one time, there was pretty much no cars on the road so it wasnt too scary.
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, POZZD, sorry to hear that. Any word on the bike and getting it back up and running?
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, POZZD, sorry to hear that. Any word on the bike and getting it back up and running?
Yea. Fortunately it was all cosmetic. I made a claim with my insurance to fix it. I figured the $500 deductible was cheaper than doing it myself. It's at the dealer now, my adjuster will be there tuesday, and I'm hopping it will be back in a couple weeks.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:13 PM   #36
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Glad your ok, it sounds like it could have been a lot worse.
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