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Minor Gravel issue - June 7, 2011, 08:38 AM

Had a minor issue, yesterday, that could have turned into a big problem.




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June 7, 2011, 08:48 AM

lime kiln Rd?
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Damn that could have been ugly.





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June 7, 2011, 08:50 AM

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um this doesnt happen in va..


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June 7, 2011, 08:52 AM

Had the same thing happen to me a few weeks ago when I was out riding near Purcellville. Heading into a left hander looked like rain washed gravel straight across the entire turn. Had no where to go so I got as straight up as I could through the gravel and then got back into the lean as soon as I was passed. Front slid but I kept it up. Seems like you did fine. Always stay active scanning ahead as far as you can.
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June 7, 2011, 09:20 AM

in my neck of the woods it's everywhere, lots of gravel drive ways and the shit gets pulled into the road all the time. bane of my existence.


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June 7, 2011, 09:26 AM

Could you have done better? I don't think so. You did great. Keeping a cool head makes all the difference. Many people wash out in gravel because they either apply the brakes making them skid or are still applying gas making the rear loose traction. Gravity alone provides a decent amount of traction to make it through gravel. The problem comes in when you try to change the forces of inertia to a point that they are stronger than the force of gravity. That is why when we are going over gravel we need to let the bike roll through as smoothly as possible without too much gas, break, or lean input.
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June 7, 2011, 09:48 AM

Looks like water wash out, OR, the people that live right there threw it out there. Happens around Loudoun cnty a lot.
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June 7, 2011, 11:20 AM

BTW, This is Linder Rd, in Iowa City, Iowa.


Not a wash out, but road repair.

Still took a little while for my heart to slow back down to normal.


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June 7, 2011, 11:24 AM

Ever since I wiped out on gravel, I always panic so fucking hard whenever I see it... Even on group rides, when I see the person in front of me roll through a few bits of gravel no problem, I'll stand the bitch up mid turn because I scurred

Damn I hate gravel.


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June 7, 2011, 12:47 PM

ya man you did great! congrats on not scratching your bike and not getting any boobooos
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June 7, 2011, 01:31 PM

I think you did a fine job given the circumstances.

You kept your cool and didn't grab a handful of brake.
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June 7, 2011, 03:11 PM

I had a close call on gravel in a turn once. My back wheel came out, I put my foot on the ground and my chest bounced off the gas tank, then the bike righted itself and I rode it out. Scared the shit out of me. I know what you mean about your heart slowing back down. Good job on the save btw
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Ever since I wiped out on gravel, I always panic so fucking hard whenever I see it... Even on group rides, when I see the person in front of me roll through a few bits of gravel no problem, I'll stand the bitch up mid turn because I scurred

Damn I hate gravel.
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