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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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first time powersliding a bike...

I was getting on an onramp to a major boulevard from a sidestreet, i had the right away turning left, the oncoming car was merging as well but they have a yield sign. I noticed they were going a little faster than normal but I contined to proceed as normal.

When i was halfway into my turn I saw that they had not hit their brakes at all and look like they were speeding up almost to get in front of me? this is so pointless there is no traffic. I can't hit my brakes at this time as it would have stood the bike up and sent me straight into them so I gunned it in first gear. The back end slid out just like it would in a car and i countersteered as well and leaned into the slide. I stayed on the throttle until the bike was straight then slowed down so I could flip off the driver. middle aged couple driving a toyota prius. surprising I wasn't "flustered" by the occasion and didn't notice my heartrate jump up. I'm glad I was able to keep a level head.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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well that would definetly put a skid in my draws as well on the street!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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well that would definetly put a skid in my draws as well on the street!
yea I have to agree with this for me too.
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yea I have to agree with this for me too.
i thought it would have too but its almost like I was ready for it. I got more shook up when i locked up the back wheel in an oil slick coming to a stop
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i thought it would have too but its almost like I was ready for it. I got more shook up when i locked up the back wheel in an oil slick coming to a stop
Well at least the "oil slick" wasn't while make this turn.
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I woulda been in 2nd at least if I were merging but good deal

I 've done it quite a few tymes from sh*ty road surfaces at intersections. Thanks DOT for making the roads safer for cages n a death trap for bikes.
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the there would have been more than skid marks in his shorts and down his leg and on the street and well you get the idea.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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good job keepin it goin through a powerslide. I would have had to have turned around to go home and change my shorts after that.
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