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First ride of the season today ,70 degrees +, I was in the middle of town when a car that was turning into the post office turn right in front of me. she noticed me half way through the turn and stopped in the middle of the road. I hit the brakes, the rear locked and went side ways. lucky for me she whipped it back in her lane and I was able to straighten it out. needless to say I had afew choice words. Everybody remember cagers can't/don't see us.

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also us northerners need to watch the curves with the sand and salt still on them, sure you know but just a reminder. I hope to be out tomorrow!

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First ride of the season today ,70 degrees +, I was in the middle of town when a car that was turning into the post office turn right in front of me. she noticed me half way through the turn and stopped in the middle of the road. I hit the brakes, the rear locked and went side ways. lucky for me she whipped it back in her lane and I was able to straighten it out. needless to say I had afew choice words. Everybody remember cagers can't/don't see us.
Glad you guys didn't meet in the middle of the road. You certainly showed some good skill in maintaining control even with a locked up rear wheel. A lock-up all by itself could cause a wreck.

This may be a good place to re-post a link about safe motorcycle braking. I believe that knifemaker posted this originally.

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I'm sure you know this too so just a reminder, watch for pot holes too. The ploughs tore up the roads and there not smoothed out yet...

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Yep, nice fresh pot holes here and lots of sand and salt residue. Raining now for a few days, that should help and finish off what's left of the snow(SE Minnesota). Yeah, spring is the time for most caution - if there ever is a time for less caution!

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My daughter and I saw a bronco and pickup truck T bone yesterday while gassing up. The truck tried to zoom across the intersection but didn't make it.

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Nice recovery Ringo. As Rick alludes to in his post, for those of us, northerners especially, who have not been riding for several months, this is the time to go practice some braking and slow riding maneuvers before hitting the busy roads again.

Hey LP, is your new avitar an intentional or unintentional pun? (The chopper is a helicopter, instead of a motorcycle.) Either way , it is a pretty good one. I didn`t even get it until I said "chopper" out loud. LOL

Back on topic, watch out for the "zoomies" that DT described above. Over the years I have had more than my share of close calls with them too. Now, when I hope to be doing most of my fine weather traveling on two Vulcan wheels, instead of in a cage, caution, awareness and skill become essential to avoid injury.

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Hey LP, is your new avitar an intentional or unintentional pun? (The chopper is a helicopter, instead of a motorcycle.) Either way , it is a pretty good one. I didn`t even get it until I said "chopper" out loud. LOL
You're right, its a good one but I can't take credit - its unintentional. I had to change my avatar since I sold my VN750 to a friend. I'm sure he's going to want to use a picture of his now (my old) bike as his avatar so mine had to go. My current avatar is actually the first time I ever soloed in a heli. My instructor took the pic just after I landed. That was definitely a BFD ("big f---in' day" in Philly speak.) Good catch though...
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