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Old 09-29-2014, 08:41 AM   #1
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Why Not to Ride Out on Public Roads

337 this past Sat. after raining all night, which apparently washed gravel across the road.

We were going at a "spirit pace" but got stuck behind a large group of putt-putt Harleys, so I was looking for a place to pull over and wait... and this was the first spot.

Right after we parked, a VRod crossed the white line and darn near took out the blue FJR1300 and probably mine too. Then a Panigale came through and his rear wheel slid out over the gravel, but he recovered. He wasn't going all that fast either. Had he been full-tilt, he would probably end up in the weeds.

Anyhow, must be the Duc Club weekend. Saw a big group with MSs, Diavels and Panigales.

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That's why I never park near a turn, even if someone has crashed it in
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That's why I never park near a turn, even if someone has crashed it in
We were hoping one of those shiney new Ducs would give us new bikes.
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We were hoping one of those shiney new Ducs would give us new bikes.
Well there's that
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That turn has a lot of accidents suprisingly
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Louis Reinartz and I were on 337 once and one of the San Antonio TSBA members (Ivan's Son) dropped his R6 the day before and oil was all over the road. We came into it not knowing and we both drifted the bikes to the edge of the road. It is always good to do a sighting run but if you are only going through it one time, that is impossible to do on every turn. Best thing you can do is just not fixate on the issue and ride through it.
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It is always good to do a sighting run but if you are only going through it one time, that is impossible to do on every turn. Best thing you can do is just not fixate on the issue and ride through it.
Yap, starting off early Sat morning is usually at a milder pace, kind of a scouting run.

Even then, that's only good for spotting fixed hazards. Man-made hazards can pop up around any bend.
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That's what I was thinking too.

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We were hoping one of those shiney new Ducs would give us new bikes.
But, I do like the way you think... I like my VFR800, however, if something DID happened to it...
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You're giving suggestions on why not to ride out, yet your park job is the least secure out of all the places (at the current dangerous spot on a curve) possible?

i know its not convenient but my instinct would've told me if i absolutely had to park on a curve i better be as far to edge of the pavement as possible.

you may want to take a second look at your picture.
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