Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Forest Hill,MD USA 21050
I rode sraight through last winter. In MD, they use some kind of stuff to melt ice; well, when the ice is gone, it leaves a nice white residue not unlike baby powder all over the road. I was unaware of how slippery it was until I went around a 90 degree left hander at about 15mph. All of a sudden , the bike just washed out from under me. Happened in the blink of an eye. I had a leather jacket, jeans, boots, gloves and helmet on. Everything except my helmet was scuffed. Nothing else was hurt. Some scratched plastic, turn signal, mirrir. Lucky me I guess.
Other that that, I ran off the road when I first started riding on a 1980 Suz GS450L. Went into a turn too fast, got off, hit my head pretty hard (thank you Shoei). Got poison ivy all over. I was young and stupid- had on shorts and a t-shirt.
Nothing really bad, knock on wood.
"breaker 1-9, come on back"