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lowside skid question - June 20, 2006, 05:26 PM

I had a high-moderate pucker momement on the way to work today, and am wondering what I did right or if I was just lucky.

This happened on Rolling Road this morning a little after dawn. It was raining lightly, pavement was in decent condition, and there was no gravel/debris I could see. Going around a right hand turn at pretty much the speed limit at maybe 10% throttle, I absent-mindedly crossed the crown in the middle of my lane from right to left. When I hit the reverse slope of it, the front wheel suddenly "pushed," and the bike felt like it was starting to go out from under me lowside. I had a good 5 seconds of clear road in front of me, and what I THINK I did (this happened in less than a second) was use ice driving instincts and powered/steered out of it in the direction of the skid, ending up a foot or two actoss the double yellow, and quickly recovered back into mine.

Sooo... staying upright counts for something, but does what I think I did sound plausible, and what *should* I have done? Other than hanging on and not putting your foot down, I can't remember anything from CS1 or Sport Riding Techniques that talks about this, and it would be nice not to be guessing the next time it happens....



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June 20, 2006, 05:31 PM

Lucky phucker! Seems you handled it perfectly.


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June 20, 2006, 05:32 PM

Good save. Sounds like you did the right thing


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June 20, 2006, 06:28 PM

When the front slides, gas it. You did.


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Sounds good--thanks guys!
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June 20, 2006, 09:09 PM

An old mx proverb " when in doubt gas it out" Bob Hannah I think.


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June 20, 2006, 09:22 PM

Been there before! Makes ya pick 3 inches of seat outta your ass when you're done but nice recovery none the less. As stated before you handled it perfectly.


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June 21, 2006, 08:35 AM

Yup. Just like every one else said..."You did it right" further evidenced by the lack of deep gouges in your plastics.
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June 21, 2006, 04:38 PM

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Yup. Just like every one else said..."You did it right" further evidenced by the lack of deep gouges in your plastics.
Aye--thanks. I'm clear on everthing except that last part; what are these "plastics" of which you speak?

Edit: more seriously, this drove home the importance of staying on throttle. A better rider than me probably could have transitioned from "off" and gotten out the same way, but I probably would have dumped it trying (and gouged the cast iron...).

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