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Old 11-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wet leaves can be as slick as ice sometimes. Just a reminder to be careful this time of year with leaves all around.
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and walnuts hurt too
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and walnuts hurt too


I bet. Some places around here, like the triple nickle...they used that chip and tar crap to "resurface" the roads. That stuff is a two wheel killer too.
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Yous should try wet leaves AND mud on a mountain bike! No better feeling than leaning into a turn, feeling the front wheel wash out and send you tumbling down the side of a mountain, wearing your bike!
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be especially careful too when the sun comes out and bakes the top layer to a crisp giving a false impression that the leaves under the top layer are also dry...not usually the case...found out the hard way.
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Yous should try wet leaves AND mud on a mountain bike! No better feeling than leaning into a turn, feeling the front wheel wash out and send you tumbling down the side of a mountain, wearing your bike!
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Don't forget one of my other perennial favorites: Scrapped down road surface, especially when you come around a curve and they're cutting it with a cement saw and dumping xx gallons of water a minute on the road surface. pucker
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I've dropped moped on leaves while cornering. I've learned my lesson more than 25 years ago. I still remember how it felt like. I've also dropped on sand (left over from road ice salting), chip and tar (that's my worst enemy), wet slick roads, and oil slick on road as well.

I rode my Vol last friday and I was careful going around bends and corner with leaves. Luckily, this time I haven't dropped my bike.
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Hubby goes down to the corner about once a week with his rake to move the pine needles off the road. (may be I need to get him a really long extension cord)
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