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Old 09-19-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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Gotta be careful

Was riding in austin today and let me tell you guys, if you ever ride the 2222, there are a lot of slopes and curvy, winding roads......be very careful and make sure you aren't going too fast!! i ate it tonight, going too fast to try to catch up with my riding group and locked the rear back, lost traction, and skidded into the side of the road. Very fortunaately, i only have a sore left foot (THANK FOR MY DAINESE JACKET, ICON JEANS AND BOOTS, AND SHOEI HELMET!!!). my pooor poor 250's got a broken right front signal (still functioning..just hanging), cracked windscreen, and severed rear brake light......so fortunate it still runs.

BE CAREFUL GUYS AND ALWAYS WEAR FULL GEAR!!!! I was very very lucky tonight! Pretty scary getting into your first moto accident.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:43 AM   #2
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:09 AM   #3
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Glad you're OK and the bike's repairable. Ya got off light this time, but i hope the lesson sticks with ya. Wonderful riding around Austin but many variables on the road not in the riders favor. Always leave yourself some room for correction and unknowns when riding out there, or anywhere else. Your friends did you a disservice by not having someone riding sweep or setting a pace that you could hang with. In the meantime, get the bike sorted and hop back on and ride!
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:28 AM   #4
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good to hear you werent hurt to bad
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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first of all, sorry to hear, going down sucks
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everytime we go to the forest/conroe area for some little twisties someone goes down, usually more than one, dont TRY to keep up if you dont know what your doing, or better yet, just dont go period until your more compfortable withyour bike
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:57 AM   #6
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I'm glad you're ok. ALMOST same thing with me this last weekend. Every newer rider like us goes through.
1. Scared too death
2. Gets comfortable but responsible
3. Pushes limits per comfortable
4. Ends up getting a close call or something to remind us that we aren't all that, and to be a wise rider and that the street isn't the track.

I set a decent but fast pace with my friend going on 337 towards the "Twisted or Three Sisters Route" in San Anton area. I started pushing my pace on the 20 mph switchbacks, and felt like I was going to hot into one, didn't have enough braking space, (came out of turn @ 40ish?), so I moved a little over into the flat grass on right to avoid going in too hot. We don't have anything like that in houston, so I'm learning to feel it out and get the rhythm and comfort. Well, my friend didn't have enough following space so he ran off the road at 10 mph or less (cliff w/guardrail further up ahead), and he locked rear, and bike went into soft mound of grass at 10 mph no damage. He's had professional stunt training, so he actually vaulted over the bike with a flip rolled and landed on feet. DANG! I slowed it down. What a fun ride, but I'm glad I slowed it down a little more. Speeds were low, but roads were insanely challenging with downhill steep gradients and 20 mph. That makes it harder. Going uphill and 20 mph is much easier because you have gravity helping keep you from speeding up to much, downhill is new to me!
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:58 AM   #7
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BE CAREFUL GUYS AND ALWAYS WEAR FULL GEAR!!!! I was very very lucky tonight! Pretty scary getting into your first moto accident.

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GOOD! More need to follow.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:21 AM   #8
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glad you are OK.

Always remember this - ride your own bike......and at YOUR speeds and not someone elses speed.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:48 AM   #9
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first of all, sorry to hear, going down sucks
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+1 do the catching up on straight aways
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