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First good fall

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Dropped the bike yesterday. Slowed down to make a right turn and the bike kicked out sideways like I was on ice. Once it gripped the dry stuff again over i went. fortunatly wasn't going too fast. Only bent the clutch handle and my knee is a little sore. otherwise not too bad. Not sure what was on the road. it wasn't gravel. New section of pavement and it looked shiny on inspection. New learning experience.

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Ouch!!! Good to hear you're ok and only minor damage to the bike.

Oil on the asphalt possibly????

I don't know very many people who ride that have not layed their bike down at least once. You are correct, it's a good learning experience.

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Whats that old saying? "There are two kinds of riders, those that have been down, and those that are going down" In the last year I have had two close calls, one was a big oil slick on a curve from a vehicle that blew an oil cooler line, and the other was hitting a cinder block that fell off of a contractor truck in front of me. I managed to stay up both times, but needed a new tire after hitting the broken block. Oh...and a couple pair of new shorts! crazy

Glad you got yours out of the way wihtout too much injury or cost.

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My route to work has new oil and pea gravel. I flinch like crazy on the corners.

My work parking lot has rubberized-tar stuff in the cracks. My bike gets squirrley when I lean on one, and I get flashbacks.

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Ive been down twice. First time in a situation similar to yours and the second I had an intimate encounter with Bambi's mom.

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Glad you are ok. Something like that comes up, and there aint much you can do about it. Replaced some shorts myself in the past!!

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Glad your ok... I talked to a guy yesterday... He had his first good fall, I think he wins though.. He hit a deer while going about 55 mph... lucky to be alive I say.

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My dad did that very thing near Typo creek a couple years ago. Picked the bike out of the ditch, rode it home, mom took him to the hospital, 2 weeks later he went home. Lucky to be alive.

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Ouch, I layed my bike down going 35 the other day but luckily came out of it ok. Was the ground wet, or did you get a cross-walk (I find the that slick paint to be kinda hazardous if you are really leaning into a turn)?

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OOoo ouch, I've also done the same thing was making a left hand turn on a corner I took daily with my bike to work didn't see the sand patch on the road (there was a tree nursery right at that corner so lots of dirt/sand)and my race tires just gave out on me and down I went nothing too bad apart from a lil scratch on my wrist above my glove and a few bruises

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Ride safe next season all

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