Discussion in 'Learner League' started by adr1an, Apr 28, 2009.
No! that sucks big time!! Good to hear you're alright though! And good on humptey for picking you up
That sucks! Glad to hear you and the bike are ok!
Damn! Glad you are ok and bike didnt suffer too much damage!
Bugger that sucks! Glad your ok and the bike is only a bit bruised
Always glad to help @Epona . Get some rest!
Rest up and glad to hear you're not hurt
Gad to hear you're not hurt!
Sorry to hear about your "Off" Epona.
Heal well and Dad speed to you
Jesus Christ you're a funny bugger.. thanks tho..
Oh not this garbage again.
Eeeeek. That sounds like a crap start to the day. Great news that you and bike are relatively unscathed!
It was all an elaborate ploy to get fish and chips I'm sure.
Happy to slow the humour down if it is a bit hard to keep up with Michael.
glad the damage was minimal
Lol that happened to me coming home from a rally and loaded up with luggage on back at the roundabout at end of Belconnen Way. It was due to something on the road. A graceful slow speed slide as the front wheel decided to lay down for a rest.
Tell you what, you let me know if you ever manage to post something humorous and I'll let you know if it's hard to keep up with.
@Epona Glad to hear that you are okay with minimal damage…I liked that helmet too…I suppose it's off to find another one just as nice looking
Thanks.. yeah I like my helmet.. I searched all over Australia last year for the bloody thing.. it was kinda like I didn't know I wanted it until it was already gone.(from the shops).I found it in an obscure bike shop and had it posted to me.. @MIZ has one like mine.. just you and your pink helmet now Stace I have two other helmets so will just wear one of those for now..
Windy, wet, Gusting up to 80k/hr, headed home early to avoid the bad weather before it hit. Didnt work. Riding CBR250R, 6 months riding experience.
eyes up, target fixation, speedway drifting
Oaks estate road, heading towards oaks estate
Low light, torrential rain, Gusty-gale force winds (mid June 14)
Riding home, i decided to leave work early to try avoid the gale force winds predicted later that evening. It was probably around 4pm or so, had been tip-toeing all the way home, the rain was bad, the winds were treacherous. felt like a rag doll.. as i approached the constant right hander along oaks estate road, those who know it know theres a 'repair' that is almost dead centre for a hundred meters or so, that continues along the curve. i was being very careful here as i always find the bike twitchy on this bit of road, and was doing around 65k/hr slowing for the 60 zone, when a massive gust hit my right side as i was tipping over. The bike instantly took a 'drift' attitude and i had no choice but to try and contain it. The bike was slowing, but sliding towards the grass ditch on the left and i though 'shit, im coming off here' so instead of staying constant/trying to ease off, i gave it a little more throttle and rear brake at the same time. Somehow, and i still have no idea how, i managed to straighten it up before hitting the grass, and kept it upright. I HATE gusty wind. that was the scariest ive been in a long time. The P plated in the Maroon VZ SV6 comode who had been tailgating me, backed right off, and when i pulled over to compose myself at the oaks estate shops, he drove past with eyes like dinner plates... Adrenalin peaking, i crawled home as slowly and quickly as i could manage.
Cause of incident:
Im unsure really if there was a cause.. it would have been an accident i the true sense of the word because nothing i could have done would have changed the outcome i think. ive ridden every day since december, in all types of weather, and never had a moment like that. I guess you cannot do much about gale force winds hit suddenly at 90 degrees to direction of travel...
Lessons Learned or Re-affirmed:
1. Slow down in the wet
2. Often your body reacts much faster then your brain can comprehend what is happening. (stolen from another post.. but it applies)
3. Maybe next time i should leave the lightweight bike at home when high wind is forecast
Just a handy hint, point a knee into the wind when riding in strong blows. It'll act like a sail and stop you getting pushed around so much. Good work to not bin it.
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