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Exclamation Sliding outa control

Thinking POSITIVE but I've also been thinking about uncontrolled slides (on pavement). I can only remember three (and thankfully didn't go down):

1. When I was just a kid (2nd bike), going around this corner I'd taken frequently (earlier in the year). Well it was under a tree and the tree was drippy...all the rest of the pavement was bone dry but that one patch. Lesson # 1: not all pavement is the same.

2. A few years back on a fairly new bike (to me), I went into this slide for no apparent reason. Really freaked me out. I went back to look for gas/oil/gravel...nothing...
Lesson # 2: just cause tires have lots of rubber, don't trust old tires.

3. Advanced lesson # 1. If it's wet, easy on those addition, not only do trees drip, but pavement that doesn't see the sun for weeks can get really slimy.

Most importantly (and I know I'm preaching to the choir): ready for everything, car pulling out in front of you; changes in pavement, what's ahead (and behind & to the sides).

Ride safe
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