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Offline Strawboss

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Fall riding
« on: November 02, 2018, 12:35:30 pm »
I've not seen anyone here comment on riding in the fall and some of the things to remind ourselves about.

-Deer
-leaves on the road, especially wet ones
-snow that doesn't melt when it hits the road means that the road temp is under 32F
-black ice, see above
-hypothermia
-idiots that don't scrape whole windshield thats iced over
-tail lights/headlights covered with snow, cars and bikes
-Deer
-Deer
-DEER
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Re: Fall riding
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 12:56:00 pm »
Say what you want about FL riding, but we don't have to check any of those in the list. :nananana: ;D
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Re: Fall riding
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 05:31:14 pm »
More of a winter and spring issue but down here in the south if it does get cold enough to freeze they dump enough sand on the road to be a real hazard.  They say because it gives better traction on the ice.  Sure I don't have the bike on ice but the sand lasts for months and does not help traction at all on the bike.
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Re: Fall riding
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 06:28:41 pm »
I forgot about sand and associated products, here in many of the more rural areas they still used cinders at intersections for snow, like sand, slippy when there is no snow. 
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Re: Fall riding
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 06:32:24 pm »
Fall-ing...while riding...for any of the listed reasons.

Also my favorite, drivers with the extra excuse that they do not expect anyone is crazy enough to ride in fall/winter so really did not see you. It's your 'fallt'.
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Re: Fall riding
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 01:53:52 pm »
More of a winter and spring issue but down here in the south if it does get cold enough to freeze they dump enough sand on the road to be a real hazard.  They say because it gives better traction on the ice.  Sure I don't have the bike on ice but the sand lasts for months and does not help traction at all on the bike.
Sand is a year-round hazard on Long Island because the island is made of it.  Any hill close to the road can let sand blow off by wind or wash down by rain to a streak across a road.  When I was a young'un I spun a "cage" on a residential street , 30 mph zone, on the north shore where it's hilly.  It was a streak of sand across the road and some over inflated tires, maybe 40 PSI like the C10 rear.  I learned about driving from that.
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