Falling Leaves on the Ground--DANGER!

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Falling Leaves on the Ground--DANGER!

Postby GizmoGal on Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:36 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: Falling Leaves on the Ground--DANGER!

Postby HelloPitty on Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:42 am

Just a quick note to say thanks!
Not many leaves in my area of So. Calif. 20 minutes West of Palm Springs, but I saw a leaf on the ground coming around a turn and thought of your warning.
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Re: Falling Leaves on the Ground--DANGER!

Postby Chappuis on Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:47 pm

Safety frist , thank for info.
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