Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rock Falls, IL
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Hope everything works out all for the best and glad you are reasonably well. I had an unintended dismount when I found a patch of what we affectionately call "blow sand". It tends to pile up around corners of buildings and bridges around here. I was young and dumb and did not have any gear on. Other than a large scar on my leg, I recovered well though. Chin up and get back on.
While I am here, I would like to take some time and address the road condition you encountered. I am a highway construction inspector. I have many times brought unsafe conditions to the attention of contractors, government workers, etc. I am shocked at the number of times the response was something like "The cars will be slowed and it should be no problem." My next question is usually "What happens if a motorcycle comes through here?" The response is usually "OHHH..." as in, "I didn't think of that."
As I do not believe in unneccessary lawsuits, this is another area where we can enlighten those around us. Fifteen years ago, I was on a job were an uneven lane condition existed in a merge area. The workers did their best to leave a ramp so cars could get over the transition. Well that night in the dark, on an angle, changing elevation, a rider went down.
I have never forgotten this and I do my very best to make sure everyone I work with takes motorcycles into consideration whenever there is a hazard condition. I believe the pothole you encountered needs to be brought to the attention of the responsible parties so they to can learn to address this for rider safety in the future.
Now leaving soap box.
Why is it that everything I find enjoyable is either illegal,immoral, or fattening?