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|03-21-2017 01:14 AM|
Originally Posted by blitze View Post
Roads will also acquire pot holes due to the salt and melting ice seeping into the pavement and then freezing again and expanding the asphalt causing it to crack and loosen, and eventually get kicked up by traffic creating a hole.
So when starting your new riding season after a wintery love fest, be mindful that the roads you experienced as good before, may not be so good now.
|03-20-2017 06:24 AM|
Originally Posted by Gen-Eric View Post
In Finland they are getting into day glo safety vests and crap but to be honest, Can't make them out for crap when the vegetation around them is bright green and the sun which shines 20+ hours in the day is behind them. No better off than any other colour. Have a nice black wet jacket with full armor which just has some slight silver reflective trim. Much better.
Usually couple that with leather pants and sports boots (up on shins) with good gloves. Thay way I have rain proof upper with good protection lower on the street. Must admit though, my summer gloves are white and black.
Riding after snow, never over cook entry into corners especially if there are side streets near them as there is bound to be gravel or sand dumped there from the Winter months.
When it comes to safety, be pro active rather than reactive to the situation. Don't switch off and think your gear will cover your ass as 9 times out of 10, it wont.
|03-20-2017 05:19 AM|
1) Ride in the tracks left behind of vehicles in front of you (left or right side of your current lane). This will be the best place to "clear" the path for your tires, and your bike. Nails, debris, oil, etc. This will also give you the best visibility in your lane.
2) Avoid the center of your lane, same as above - oil and debris.
3) Always offset your riding position in a group. Do not follow another rider in a straight line. If the rider you are following is on the left side of the lane, you should be on the right side of the lane, and vice versa. When approaching a turn, adjust your position to best handle the turn (outside-in), and once the turn is completed reposition the group accordingly.
4) If you ride in a group, abide by the groups rules because those are the rules that everyone is using and expecting of each other.
|03-12-2017 01:42 AM|
Originally Posted by scout View Post
|03-11-2017 08:44 PM|
Originally Posted by Gen-Eric View Post
|03-11-2017 08:40 PM|
Originally Posted by peterd10r View Post
|03-11-2017 02:09 AM|
Originally Posted by Cptnkeza View Post
1) Head: Helmet (always, always, always)
2) Back: Wear some kind of back protection, be it in a jacket w/foam, or external protector w/foam, or CE 1/2.
3) Hands: Gloves w/palm sliders (Yeah it sucks in hot weather, but until you go down and actually feel how well sliders protect you - you'll never go back) +1 for gloves with palm sliders.
4) Feet: Definitely wear some kind of shoe/boot that protects your toes, heel, and ankle.
If you really care about yourself, and those that care about you, you'll also consider
1) Shoulder protection
2) Elbow/forearm protection
3) Knee/shin protection
4) Chest protection
5) Tailbone protection
6) Hip protection
A lot of manufactures provide great gear that covers all of this without looking like a GP fast boy on the street.
|03-08-2017 09:35 PM|
|Cptnkeza||lets not forget to ALWAYS wear your gear|
|03-08-2017 03:06 PM|
|peterd10r||Hi Scout hope your well!Scout I noticed you have "Twisties"for your whateva you call I.D icon!do you guys get Chicken Twisties?if you do grab yourself a nice fresh crusty bread roll!cut it open and butter it then load Chicken Twisties in it and crush it down!give that a go mate and let me no what you think cheers the thunder from downunder!|
|03-07-2017 09:29 PM|
|scout||Lol, but wat? Today did my loop after viewing snow on Mt. hamilton but temp was 47f and knew the road was without black ice. Snow all over the place; as I floated the 10r i totally appreciated the snow on both sides of the road and the stupid sand ON the road laid done by Cal Trans. Figured if I didn't chop I'd make it ok. All good. Pace not that stellar but one of the best loops ever. I'm still floating right now after doing a bunch of crap around the house upon reaching home. Weather here is in beginning Spring mode; and we our rain level this year was toward the upper end but well within normal range. About 21 inches for my place. Translation: rode less than a 12 loops the entire winter up to this date. The '13 10r has near of just over 62,000 miles.|
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