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Greetings fellow vulcaneers!
I need to share this crazy experience with you guys...CRAZY....:(
As most of you know, i am riding my Kawa every day to work ( its about 16 minutes from home ), under the rain , snow , sun.....everyday!
Well this morning in Keller, Texas the temp was 21 degree which is not too bad for me since i ve ridden all year long during the past 3 years.
Everything went fine until i came to this puddle of water...yes ice frozen water!!!!:doh::doh: [email protected]#$%TTTT
I was riding at about 25mph then suddenly i lost control of my bike, finding myself sliding for about 120 feet...yes i thought i was ice skating...man what a scary feeling. Thank God, no car behind nor in front.
Here a link of the puddle's location, it makes me so mad cause for the longest time, some water ( maybe sprinklers ) have been leaking permanently.http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=keller,+texas&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=44.339735,75.322266&ie=UTF8&ll=32.931453,-97.285995&spn=0.002882,0.004597&z=18&layer=c&cbll=32.931458,-97.286225&panoid=uzK0coVw6dLetN-bD3htRQ&cbp=12,110.19876226247663,,0,5
In warm day it's fine but this morning it wasn't!!!:doh:
Anyway, i am totally fine, Kawa is fine too, just very very minor scratches on the right pipe ( you can hardly see it :rockon:) and on my handgrip just a tiny scratch.
Only thing is that my favorite pair of Jeans is "out of order" :( but i really don't care. Glad i had my wallet, it kinda saved my butt chick LOOL.
After all this, i felt very very lucky, it could have been much worse.
Maybe, a lil angel was watching over me. :)

Be safe out there guys. :beerchug:
 

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Yep, seems like we get looked after sometimes... Good to hear you suffered no damage, nor did the bike to amount to anything... Those slick spots do slip up on us time and again...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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Glad you and the bike came out of this OK. Serves as a reminder to us fortunate individuals, that don't often encounter water in its solid form, to be extra alert when the temperature does drop.

You may want to speak to those responsible for the leak (or have some official with the appropriate authority do so), calmly pointing out what a hazard they are creating, and the liability they have by not fixing the leak. They are probably oblivious to the danger the leak poes to vehicles, especially motorcycles. If it isn't fixed in a reasonable amount of time, I'd write a letter noting the ealier conversation (write down the date you or the office spoke to them), that the leak isn't fixed, they are creating a hazard to public transportation and send it certified mail, return receipt. Put the return receipt and a copy of the letter where someone else knows where it is. That way, they don't have much of a defense if you go down again and need to sue them for damages.

A CYA sort of thing, but it may keep the next biker, or you, from going down hard there.
 

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Glad to hear you weren't hurt. :smiley_th

I go past too many places that leave the sprinklers on. Got a 34º rule because of that. I know several cities down here either have, or are considering fines for those that leave the sprinklers on when it's freezing.

Seems like the biggest offenders are the cities themselves.
 

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Thanks FileControl for the advice....
not a bad idea at all. I might pursue that thought.
I am just so glad i fine.
 

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Glad you're OK, other than the minor scratches. But....your favorite jeans!!?? I'd SUE!!
LOL,
That's a good point FlightControl brought up. We have a lawyer guy around here who always has commercials on TV mentioning "I'll get money for YOU!" due to hazardous road and or sidewalk conditions.
I'd say you've got some good reasons to say something, to someone about it.
And, there's Internet proof of a problem using the Google Map street view you linked to!!!
Stay safe and vigilant during your winter riding!!
 

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If one was it should have said ..."Watch out for the ****ing patch of ice!" ....

So guessing your angel was not paying attention either....lol


Glad the worst damage was only to your pride........


KM
LOOLLOOLL:smiley_th i love it man....LMAO
about to pee in my pants...lol
:beerchug:
 

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whew, glad you're ok! i know that was definitely a scary experience and you're lucky no cars were around that coulda run ya over!

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Glad to hear you are OK and the bike too. Your jeans don`t look so bad, they just gained a little more "character". <BG> Although looking at the point of contact with the road, I am rethinking my choice of riding gear, which have been chaps, and thinking draging jeans might be a better idea. Keep on ridin` and keep the shiny side up!!
 

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Glad to hear you are OK and the bike too. Your jeans don`t look so bad, they just gained a little more "character". <BG> Although looking at the point of contact with the road, I am rethinking my choice of riding gear, which have been chaps, and thinking draging jeans might be a better idea. Keep on ridin` and keep the shiny side up!!
thanks man!
indeed you got to have the right gear :beerchug:
glad it was friday too, we are allowed to wear jeans on that day, otherwise it's kahki pants ouchhh :(
 

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Get some riding overpants, protect your real clothing. I've got Firstgear overpants, they are great.
 
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