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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Kissed the Road Today

I found this awesome road (I will be back). Up and down the mountains of Schuykill County. Came into a blind hair pin turn (probably the 6th one of these I had run into on this road) and just past the apex the grade increased. I already came in too fast, had a horrible line and with the Grade of the road increasing through the turn, I had no more room to lean. I threw the bike harder into the lean but there was nothing left. Scraped hard parts all the way into the ditch. My gear did its job. I got a broken mirror, turn signal and rear fairing. Other than that the standard road rash on the bike and a bruised ego on myself.
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Good to hear you're okay. Was this your first run on this particular road?

Edit: Going over your post again it looks like it was your first run. I usually go into grandma-mode when going in a new course, you just never know what each turn gives you, even after looking at a map beforehand.

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I'm glad to hear you are ok. There certainly are some good roads in the more northern parts of the state.


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OP, take it easy....

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Yea I met a cool 65 year old guy before I hit the road. Although he had ridden the road 100s of times I was in front for most of it. To be honest I could probably ride this road a few more times and not be completely comfortabale. A little too much gusto on my end.
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Yea I met a cool 65 year old guy before I hit the road. Although he had ridden the road 100s of times I was in front for most of it.


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Yea I met a cool 65 year old guy before I hit the road. Although he had ridden the road 100s of times I was in front for most of it. To be honest I could probably ride this road a few more times and not be completely comfortabale. A little too much gusto on my end.
Yeah, with all due respect, maybe that should have told you something!

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Yeah, with all due respect, maybe that should have told you something!

Glad you're ok, brother!

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Good point, he was more worked up about it than I was. He kept blaming himself as if he held a gun to my head and said "take this next turn in the most fundementally flawed and wreckless way possible"

With that said anybody know where I can get a rear fairing for a Daytona
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Good point, he was more worked up about it than I was. He kept blaming himself as if he held a gun to my head and said "take this next turn in the most fundementally flawed and wreckless way possible"

With that said anybody know where I can get a rear fairing for a Daytona
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Good point, he was more worked up about it than I was. He kept blaming himself as if he held a gun to my head and said "take this next turn in the most fundementally flawed and wreckless way possible"

With that said anybody know where I can get a rear fairing for a Daytona
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Tip, try not to just throw the bike into turns. It is unsettling to the suspension and could be a very likely contributor to the incident. Gently turn it in. Smooth.

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When on public roads it's best to ride well below your threshold to prevent wrecks. I wish you the best and I'm happy that you could walk away but, things could have easily have been worse.

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There certainly are some good roads in the more northern parts of the state.
Yeah my original plan was to explore the Poconos but I had to go into work Sunday night and didn't have time.
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