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    Which side of your bike do you fall on the most?

    I noticed that anytime I've fallen on my bike it's been on my right side. I'm right handed too.

    So I thought it would interesting to ask you all which side you fall on more frequently?
    And are you left or right handed.?
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    You hadn't noticed falling more one way then the other.
    Last edited by Trail Woman; 11-01-2015 at 02:05 PM. Reason: correction..added bike
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    I usually fall on the left side. For some reason I feel comfortable riding more aggressively in left hand turns than rights....
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    Back yard -----left side. SanDue Ride and shoot---------right side. SanDue Ride and Shoot Too------------left and right. Back yard again------------left side. Fred's house ---------- two left sides. I'm right handed go figure. There is a stupid factor in here somewhere. In Sues endeavors she can some times fall on each side at the same time. Dirts a Flyen SanDue

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    Both, and plenty of. It seems like every time I've been pinned under the bike, it's been on the right side tho. Right handed.
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    Perhaps this all has something to do more with the feet, whether one is used to covering either rear brake, or shifter with a foot. Perhaps when this sense of natural balance is interrupted our co-ordination goes out the window and we are more susceptible to a fall
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    So if your priority to protect is your gear/brake area you might lean more weight to your left? If you're protecting your throttle by steering more with the left arm, it wants to turn right?
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    I try to fall up hill, that way I don't have far to go. Falling down hill is a bitch as it can be hard to get out from underneath the bike.
    So I have no preference for right or left.
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    Which way i fall usually depends on which way I'm turning when I decide I want to make a third point of contact with the ground: usually to the left though it seems. Apparently I'm better at making right turns. I've fallen while travelling in a straight line once, and I fell to the left then too.
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    I usually fall on my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Good idea for a poll. I was hoping for another option to choose from....A choice of...I don't fall down.
    Thanks! Then choose "I've never noticed."

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