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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-23-2007, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I was coming home the other day and was enjoying the dry weather. I was coming up to an intersection as the road was slightly sweeping left. For those who know San Jose, I was going east on Trade Zone about to cross Capitol Ave. I was about 30 feet from entering the intersection when I noticed that all the vehicles on the other side of the intersection were stopped due to traffic. I was in the right lane and the left lane was full of cars so I couldn't see past the intersection until I was almost crossing it.
Speed limit is 35 mph and I was going about 40 mph. I applied the brakes a little harder than usual and the rear started skidding to the left. In the middle of the intersection are tracks and when I got to that part the bike really went sideways.
There I am staring at the rear of a truck and about to hit it. I kept the brakes applied and with my legs and ass straightened the bike, dropped the clutch since it had stalled, it turned on and I swerved to the right and missed the cars.
My dirtbike riding days saved my ass because if I had let go of the brakes in mid slide I probably would have high-sided when the tires grabbed again. Feeling the bike slide on the road was weird, but similiar enough to dirt that I knew what to do.
Just wanted to share my close call because learning from others is better than going through it yourself. Since everyone here is a world class rider that knows what to do in all situations, just take this as a friendly reminder
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thanks for the thread....
we all appreciate the reminder

i'm VERY thankful that your instincts brought your through this "event"



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Nice save and lesson learnt...if I can't see eexactly whats going on I'm going well under the speed limit.

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Glad you saved yourself from what could have been...many different ways of getting hurt!
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glad to hear that you are okay... lesson learned the easy way for all of us.

thanks for sharing and be safe!

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Dirt bikers use the rear brake alot, what if you just used the front in this situation...do you think it might have been different?

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Glad you're ok. My girlfriend and parents live in that area, so I know it well. That intersection can get pretty busy depending on what time of day it is.
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Dirt bikers use the rear brake alot, what if you just used the front in this situation...do you think it might have been different?
I would have to say yes
more than likely the rear wouldn't have come around
I would like to say I applied the front and rear equally, but maybe I applied the rear more than the front enough to create the slide.
maybe I over-corrected when I went to straighten out the bike to brake initially and actually leaned to my right, used too much rear brake and that created the slide?
Well, at this point who knows, but I'm glad I was able to react properly and not get hurt...........
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Great to hear you're okay. I was just down in Santa Clara the other day and traffic on the 880 was insane. Anyway, I made it through to pickup my newly acquired MV SPR. Nice riding...

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