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Question What slows you down?

What makes you slow down? Is it gravel? Grannies? Grouchy Pavilion?

The one thing that always gets me is/are deer. Nothing that big should be running around with the brain the size of a small light emitting diode.

Other things for me are: Seeing a downed co-biker, a big slide (only temporary though), a rider I have no faith in behind me, and feeling out of rhythm.

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a r-1 in front of me......

that dosnt happen very often
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The fact that morons have gone out of their way many times to prove to me that they don't see me has made me a downright paranoid rider when it comes to Minivanus Soccermomus and Camryus Sleepingcommuterus.
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For some reason, after not riding for a year and a half, I am paranoid of gravel. Never used to be a problem, but I have lost TONS of confidence over that hiatus.
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For some reason, after not riding for a year and a half, I am paranoid of gravel. Never used to be a problem, but I have lost TONS of confidence over that hiatus.
I feel the same way after every cold season here on the Northeast Coast.

After a couple of unexpected encounters and a panic-attack afterwards I overcome it

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if cant see thru a corner.
line of sight - its the best/safest way to ride the mountains
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(Insert favorite cage here) driving numb skulls who won't use the turn outs, even though there are great big signs that say "SLOWER TRAFFIC USE TURN OUTS" they just keep plodding along 15mph under the posted speed limit because their (insert brand here)Colossal/Titanic/Gargantuan- tractor tired, gas sucking, clown mobile, needs a tug boat to help it navigate. And they're rude, homicidal, (insert expletive here)

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18-wheeler trans rigs, logging rigs, B-trains carrying finished lumber, low-bed trailers hauling Cats or massive equipment, new-car trailer rigs, smashed up car trailer rigs, RVs of small or large size with or without hauling a small car or an SUV, tourists rubber-necking the hills & lakes, smaller 6 wheel trans trucks, dump trucks, cement trucks, slow local drivers & so many more on the twisty up & down 2-lane main roads with max speed of 90KPH of where one rarely reaches 70KPH behind the above, while downhill is something like 60KPH while suggested bends at 60 KPH are taken at 40 KPH with an uphill of 90KPH & now the heavy equipment is own to 30 KPH & pulling hard in lower cogs.
Oh yes these are often the main hwys in this part of Cdn & no side roads one can use for to the west are the hills (where the narrow roads are cut) & east is either the lake or a steep drop down to the lake. One should not be surprised there are delays of 30 to 40 minutes to an hr as work is being done on the hills to clear possible avalanches.
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