128 ways to dump your bike

By MCN Riding Skills -

Riding Skills

 08 July 2011 16:23

An oldie but a goodie, this list of 128 ways to drop your bike isn’t just worth a laugh, it raises some useful points too.

Obviously the writer has a bit of an issue with side-stands (around a third of the drops are failing-to-deploy-support-stand related), but the rest cover everything from pillion activity to poor road surfaces and just plain rider error.

Particularly useful points cover grip (or lack of it), such as:

No.54 "Assuming that all wet roads are created equal. They are much more slippery when it first starts to rain - until the oil and dirt are washed away."

While the sillier amongst them include:

26. Having your fat-ass brother (as a pillion) lean waaay over to the side to look at something on the ground while at a stop sign.

And the unlikely – but amusing – read like:

109. Popping a wheelie while showing off for a girl, almost looping it, slamming on the rear brake to compensate, and passing out from the bollocking several yards later.

See the full list here: http://www.msgroup.org/forums/mtt/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=167