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Old 02-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #21
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i never said that it wasnt my fault .... i was my fault ... i should of went through it and scoped out the turns first ... i was just asking what others thought about gravel
well, riding through and scoping a road out still isnt a fail safe. It could have been clear when you rode through the first time, and someone threw up a whole mess of gravel just after you passed by.
There is an inherent risk in motorcycling, most of us just stack the odds in our favor by wearing the proper riding gear.
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well, riding through and scoping a road out still isnt a fail safe. It could have been clear when you rode through the first time, and someone through up a whole mess of gravel just after you passed by.
There is an inherent risk in motorcycling, most of us just stack the odds in our favor by wearing the proper riding gear.


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well, riding through and scoping a road out still isnt a fail safe. It could have been clear when you rode through the first time, and someone through up a whole mess of gravel just after you passed by.
There is an inherent risk in motorcycling, most of us just stack the odds in our favor by wearing the proper riding gear.

Ding ding ding. Riding a bike is dangerous period. The gear will help. And let's not even bring up an oil spill you hit oil your're going down.
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Hmmm....if your able to ride through the first time to scope it out. What so different about the second time? Speed?

And Id have to agree on gravel being an excuse alot of times. Theres debris and gravel on most shoulders of the road. Most people go wide hit the gravel and then blame it on the gravel.
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man i just dont understand how people cant ride with gear on it just me off .. i see a group of black guys with baseball caps on on busas with a jordan jacket and some new nikes going to the club ...lol ....man ...or i see a white guy with a pair of sunshades on with his hair sliked back lmao.... i wear my gear all the way down ... well jeans for the legs ... and i put hat on the back of the bike ... now thats cool hahaha
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man i just dont understand how people cant ride with gear on it just me off .. i see a group of black guys with baseball caps on on busas with a jordan jacket and some new nikes going to the club ...lol ....man ...or i see a white guy with a pair of sunshades on with his hair sliked back lmao.... i wear my gear all the way down ... well jeans for the legs ... and i put hat on the back of the bike ... now thats cool hahaha


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Hmmm....if your able to ride through the first time to scope it out. What so different about the second time? Speed?

And Id have to agree on gravel being an excuse alot of times. Theres debris and gravel on most shoulders of the road. Most people go wide hit the gravel and then blame it on the gravel.
Man, dude on Lime creek this weekend I saw gravel right in the middle of the road. I have to admit I am looking for gravel it scares the out of me. But like I said sometimes you don't see it.

If radar sees this thread he will post a vid about a friend of ours that went down because of gravel and I bet this dude is a better rider than about 90% of the members here. He is a veteran racer and is about 60 I think now and he hit gravel and it was curtains.
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gravel on the road are unavoidable and if you aren't hauling , gravel won't be a problem. Street cornering shouldn't be a knee dragging pace. If you obey traffic signs, laws, and ride with your head. Gravel is just a pebbles in the road.
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gravel on the road are unavoidable and if you aren't hauling , gravel won't be a problem. Street cornering shouldn't be a knee dragging pace. If you obey traffic signs, laws, and ride with your head. Gravel is just a pebbles in the road.
What if your wearing leathers then can it be at knee dragg'n pace?
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No, that would be: "I had to put my leg down to save it".

sometimes gravel happens but usually there is too much speed going into the corner that is the real problem.
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No, that would be: "I had to put my leg down to save it".

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Whatever it was still a save. I think I am going to post another question about feet down to save a tricky situation?
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Man, dude on Lime creek this weekend I saw gravel right in the middle of the road. I have to admit I am looking for gravel it scares the out of me. But like I said sometimes you don't see it.

If radar sees this thread he will post a vid about a friend of ours that went down because of gravel and I bet this dude is a better rider than about 90% of the members here. He is a veteran racer and is about 60 I think now and he hit gravel and it was curtains.
I said most people not all. My first wreck was due to gravel THAT I DID SEE in the middle of road. It was my first street bike (rebel 250). Back then I blamed it on the gravel, but really it was lack of experience.

But when I know someone was on a high speed ride, and they go off the road, I have a hard time accepting gravel, as the cause. (in most cases)
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If you don't know the road after several prior passes, then why put yourself through it at that speed? Not worth it. Things change on the road at least you would know whats around the corner and if you may have room to correct for a tire coming out.

As for roads you don't know; let others go before you; no shame in not being first or in the front of the pack... follow their line...
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Well this is my opinion i hit a patch of gravel that is how i went down this last time I saw the gravel but i was in my line and had 2 choices hit it and try to hang through it or stand the bike up and hit a car in the opposite lane i chose the gravel i lost mine could have been avoided if i would have picked a different line but i didnt it was an accident THEY HAPPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!!!
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well if you read my crshed zx thread you would of saw that i said the gravel was 50% percent of the reason i crashed
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I said most people not all. My first wreck was due to gravel THAT I DID SEE in the middle of road. It was my first street bike (rebel 250). Back then I blamed it on the gravel, but really it was lack of experience.

But when I know someone was on a high speed ride, and they go off the road, I have a hard time accepting gravel, as the cause. (in most cases)
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Well this is my opinion i hit a patch of gravel that is how i went down this last time I saw the gravel but i was in my line and had 2 choices hit it and try to hang through it or stand the bike up and hit a car in the opposite lane i chose the gravel i lost mine could have been avoided if i would have picked a different line but i didnt it was an accident THEY HAPPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!!!
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well if you read my crshed zx thread you would of saw that i said the gravel was 50% percent of the reason i crashed
Gravel on the road is just like anything else on the road, hazard materials. Don't over brake, over speed or over lean. Scan ahead. I know it's hard to see until you are on top of it. Panic will put you down. Just be glad you both aren't seriously injured.

Racerx has his point, I can understand and related to what he's saying. I have gone down many times in my beginning years. Just my squidly mistakes.
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