Glad you were okay.... for the most part!
Last edited by SpeedyTide; 06-17-2019 at 06:20 PM.
2009 Yamaha TW200
2005 Suzuki DR650
2003 Honda CBR600RR - Race/Track bike
1985 Honda 250ES Big Red
It's a very fun and very blind corner with a good elevation change. If I lived there, I'd keep a camera pointed at that corner just for the constant entertainment.
That spot on the road at the point of the fall almost looks like a manhole cover to me.
It was a loss of traction on a manhole cover, and the corresponding reacquisition of traction after spinning off of it that resulted in a fall for me once. I tried to power through it like you would in the dirt, but once traction came back, the bike snapped back and launched me high side.
I am exceedingly cautious of manhole covers now.
2000 V-Star Classic
1986 HD Sportster (sold)
1975 Yamaha DT125 (sold)
Almost nothing, that's definitely a manhole cover. If you check out the traction break detail follow-up video though, you can see the point where the ass starts to swing out, and that the manhole cover is just forward and left of the bike. My preferred line for that corner runs just inside the manhole cover.
I hear ya though, I'm not a fan of manhole covers, painted stripes, grass clippings, or unexpected gravel. The worst I had was when I stumbled across what I can only describe as the trail left by a leaking tanker truck that was transporting Kentucky Jelly. I was on an early 80's GS1100, and while I somehow managed to keep it upright, I was slipping side to side with both wheels for about 1/8th of a mile before I was able to turn off. Even the cars were sliding around on that one.