DANGER: RIDING OVER WET LEAVES!!

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DANGER: RIDING OVER WET LEAVES!!

Postby GizmoGal on Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:52 am

I repeat this post once every year. Safety is worth the emphasis. Read and relate:

Experienced riders are probably already aware, so this post is mostly to tell the new riders an important safety tip. This time of year most of the country will see leaves falling and accumulating on the ground. People sweep or rake them into piles into the streets, or the wind does it. Though it may be fun to shuffle through a big pile of leaves on foot, it's pretty dangerous to ride the scooter through dead leaves.THEY ARE SLIPPERY, and EVEN MORE SLIPPERY WHEN WET! :(

Be very careful to avoid piles of leaves on the roadway or as you are cornering and observe leaves along the side or at driveways. Your bike can easily suffer a skid, so be aware of the fact that leaves on the road are not friendly, especially after a couple of fall downpours and windy conditions.

Ride safe, all of you, newbies and long-time riders, too.
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Re: DANGER: RIDING OVER WET LEAVES!!

Postby T?@\7 on Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:56 am

Go slow and use momentum to your benefit. Drift or float through, try not to brake hard in the front especially
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Re: DANGER: RIDING OVER WET LEAVES!!

Postby DownShiftDom on Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:12 pm

Leaves are bad. Don't touch leaves.
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Re: DANGER: RIDING OVER WET LEAVES!!

Postby greginisn on Tue May 15, 2018 11:22 pm

Even dry leaves can take you down, so just be careful. :-o

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Re: DANGER: RIDING OVER WET LEAVES!!

Postby jeorge7 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:46 am

To me, wet leaves on the road are just as bad as ice.
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