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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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An Unlikely Way To Drop Your Bike (Almost)

I went out for a brunch with some fiends, and on the way back I couldn't take my right leg of the foot peg! Had to pull real hard, almost dropped the bike coming to a stop! WTF!

Imagine my surprise when I looked down, and saw a piece of chewing gum stuck on the foot peg... I must have stepped into a fresh one on the sidewalk on the way to dinner, and after the bike sat in the sun for an hour, the chewing gum got real soft an real sticky, duct tape kinda sticky... Had a fun time cleaning it off the soft foot peg rubber and the boot sole.

Man... a piece of chewing gum can kill you on a motorcycle... MSF School better add it to their riders' course...

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Wow! Of all the hazards we have to look out for, I would have never thought chewing gum was one of them. That's funked up.

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I stepped on a melting tar snake at a stop light once. When I went to pull my foot off the peg, it stuck like glue. Scary moment for sure.
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I can see that. I hate those damn tar snakes. Whoever at the DOT decided to use that crap should have to ride a motorcycle for a full year before they are allowed to use it anywhere else.


I did have my shoelace get hung up on my peg one time when I first started riding. I was sure that was what was going to be the reason in this case until I got to the reveal. It was a scary moment and taught me real quick that I should tuck in my laces before I get on the bike.

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Last Thursday my front wheel got hung up in one of those pavement joints that got really wide. They don't use tack coat on cold joints when they pave. That got the old heart pounding but my buddy behind me got a good laugh.
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I had a similar occurrence.

Gassing up, I stepped in something. I don't know what it was. It was just...something. (shudder)

It was orang-ish and tacky as hell. My boot was almost glued to the peg and I had to pull my foot off each time I stopped.

I scraped off as much as I could, but it was damned resilient. It was a week or so before weather and wear wore it away.

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glad they are getting rid of toll booths...nothing worse than pulling up to the booth to pay the toll, put your foot down to reach into your pocket and feel your foot sliding from oil/anti freeze that had leaked from cars...
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Very few activities make you keep your focus like riding a motorcycle on a daily basis. Somewhere on the forum I've read 101 ways to drop a bike (it was more like 150+ ways). Somebody should add getting glued to your bike/roadway as one

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I had a shoe lace get stuck once too. I always wear boots, even recreationally. One time they came untied and the laces did a full loop around the peg. I went to put my foot down and nothing happened. Now I do a wrap around and double knot.

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+ 1 on the stinking tar snakes

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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