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Discussion in 'Learner League' started by adr1an, Apr 28, 2009.

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    Get a heavier bike;)

    Good job keeping it upright. It's good when the autopilot take over before you even have a chance to think.
     
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    Nice work! And now you know you can deal with whatever the weather throws at you as well!!
     
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    Good work and yes you have to take it really easy in the wet and windy..
     
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    @meeso71 - great scenario description, it was almost like being there ;) and well done on not binning it.

    That advice about poking a knee into the breeze is good.......sometimes the breeze can be too strong though.....in which case you need to get off the road as quick as possible, or lean into the breeze and hope for the best.......

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    Wow, great write up and good recovery.

    Thanks for taking the time to share the story and glad it ended well :)
     
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    There are a few corners like that around. The road from Tarago has a great spot for the wind thing described, just near the top of the hill on a right hand bend just before the turn off to Collector. Also, sometimes you will have the wind hit you from behind/side going into a corner, that's also interesting. Days like that you tend to spend most of the day riding in the middle of the lane (gives you more room to manoeuvre).
     
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    My worst experience at riding in a tornado - was the day that the roof blew off our back deck. It was the same day that the brand-new KFC outlet in Gungahlin - opened on the previous Saturday - had the roof blown off on the Tuesday.......so we were in good company....

    We were listening at work, to the radio updates on the massive gusts hitting Canberra that day - winds speeds up and over 120kmh sustained with gusts over 140. It was mental, I think it was around 2002/03 ??? Anyway, my phone rings - the boss has just seen our back roof blow over the top of the house in 3 sections !!

    I jumped on the 750 and headed home......into this breeze...... :lol

    While heading up William Webb out the back of Hawker - up the hill - the wind was so strong that I had to ride with the bike cranked over at 30-odd degrees - just to keep riding in a straight line ! It was bizarre and really dangerous. Holding the bike cranked at this angle, meant that as soon as the wind strength lifted even a bit, my direction was changed towards the oncoming lane......a couple of times I went from the middle of the 2 lanes heading uphill, straight over into the opposite lane.It was fucken dangerous, I almost collected one guy and was just lucky that traffic was light at the time.

    Staying in the middle of your own lane will help - but sometimes its best just to get off the road altogether. Same thing with heavy hailstones. Don't keep riding through these, they only ever last 5-10 minutes at the most, so just get under cover and sit tight till its over. Big hailstones at speed - hurt.

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    Nothing like nearly get your knee down in a straight line. As you say Gos, sometimes it pays to stay at home. One time I remember getting blown off the road just as I cleared this truck I was overtaking, (the truck was blocking the wind) on that big straight just past Gundaroo. It was funny, as I got next to the truck because I was leaning that hard into the wind, once the wind was blocked I suddenly moved closer to the truck and when I came out the other side I wasn't leaning enough. That was one of those 'knee down in a straight line' days, oh and snow and sleet type of day also.
     
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    Little ones hurt too, was squidding to the labor club back when I had the VT 250, halfway there it started hailing, had a tinted visor on and it got dark pretty bloody quick so I had to pop it open, exposed skin being hit by hail when riding 80 KM/H feels like getting shot with paintballs -_-
     
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    Thanks for posting all of these, I'm quite new to riding (3 weeks in!) and reading through this thread has been very beneficial :) I can see from the dates that this isn't an overly active thread anymore, please keep posting these scenarios as they are extremely helpful!
     
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    Scenario:
    Hazzard on road around a corner

    Techniques Applied:
    1) crap pants
    2) roll off throttle
    3) tootle horn melodiously
    4) brake & look for gap

    Location:
    Cotter

    Weather:
    Fine

    Description:
    Rolling (not racing) around the Cotter.
    Round a left-hand blind corner to find myself staring at the side of a 4WD, turning across my lane into a dirt road.


    Lessons Learned or Re-affirmed:
    1) They *are* all out to kill us.
    2) I need to assume the hazard won't clear. If the car had stayed on the road, I should have been braking hard enough to stop, not roll through.
     
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    If you only spotted him after he was midway through his turn, he wouldn't have been able to see you when he began it. Lesson learned: assume there's a hazard just out of sight.
     
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    Well done Rob, just one of those things.