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Dead Leaf Danger

Postby GizmoGal on Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:52 pm

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

Experienced riders are probably already aware, so this post is mostly to tell the newbies 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: Dead Leaf Danger

Postby scooterlou on Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:27 am

Oh, I'm cautious almost to the point of ridiculousness when the leaves start to fall each year. Thankfully, there weren't too many wet leaf patches I've had to dodge, but after one particularly wet and windy day the entrance to my apartment complex was covered in wet leaves - and I wasn't turning fast enough for the guy behind me, who honked at me to move. Rrrgh - patience, people.
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