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Dapper dan
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Tap dancing

Post by Dapper dan » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:44 pm

Went off for a blat around the North Devon Coast road......totally beautiful today riding out of Lynmouth climbing steeply onto exmoor, the sea was a lovely calm green....blasting past everyone before me...ruining everyone's peace and quiet lol.....(had my baffles in lol)

Had a major episode coming around a left hander...I don't know why I didn't ride around it..but there was a double retangular manhole cover...the type with grooved wavy line metal finish on the top.....anyway, I would of avoided it like the Plague if it was wet, but as it was dry and I was doing maybe 30mph I presumed it was safe to go over It!
The type of speed and situation which wasn't really ringing alarm bells.......well I got my wake up call alright, the front just went. Luckily my left foot went straight down on the road and supported as much as it could, the tyre then found grip and bit into the tarmac. I think the only thing that saved me from an off was that I was going up hill and the suspension didn't get chance to unload fully and ping me off........anyway you live and learn not to take things for granted!
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Re: Tap dancing

Post by shebee » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:38 pm

:woot: glad you recovered it ok!
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nickst4
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Re: Tap dancing

Post by nickst4 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:30 am

Scary! :shock:

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Re: Tap dancing

Post by andybaggies » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:26 am

Oooh Errr :shock: front end slips are never good for the nerves.

Personally I avoid manhole covers at all costs sometimes even when vertical. And it's often not just the cast iron surface that causes the issue but the combination of a bump due to the cover being sunken, the cover itself clunking & moving and liberal use of tarmac sealant. Don't bear thinking about when wet.

What sort of age was the tyre, old & crusty perhaps?

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Re: Tap dancing

Post by shedmonkey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:26 pm

Well held.
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Re: Tap dancing

Post by norrie » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:11 pm

Time for clean underpants. :happyhappy:
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