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muncemeister

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muncemeister says:

Riding on loose granite chippings.

I've got to ride along a route where the road has been re-topped with chippings this afternoon.:ph43r::ph43r::ph43r:. Got the bike back this morning through heavy rain, taking it uber carefully and I don't want to loose it on the loose stuff or get any road rash by doing anything rash. Any tips? Over.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

treat it as if

you were riding in icy conditions, ride it like an old granny if you have to!!

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muncemeister

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muncemeister says:

Okay, Steve,

sounds like it could be a potential banana skin. I thought that it was supposed to be swept at some stage. It's been down a week, pretty poor job too as they haven't filled the pot holes and a HGV has braked to a level crossing leaving a series a ridges which have now set hard. 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

chippings

I always stand up on the pegs,for some reason it`s safer and easier to control.

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muncemeister

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muncemeister says:

It's all

good experiance I suppose. Might try the peg standing method, Jaffa, and then how about standing on the seat holding sparklers?:sunglasses:

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preunit

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preunit says:

Stay relaxed

and loose,don't tense up,keep your speed down and stay in a lower gear,if you need to slow use your gears,if you need to brake do so when the bike is upright not lent over.I tend to use slightly more back brake in these conditions as if the rear goes squirrely thats better than a front washing out.

Basically relax,ride smooth and keep your speed down, as gravels far more predictable than diesel and water.

Best still,get some MX time in and the gravel will become fun.:wink:

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muncemeister

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muncemeister says:

Cheers!

Thanks, unit of pre-ness, signing off now to give it a go.

 !Adios!, amigos, hasta la vista!:smile

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KrismusSikpunz

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Hey muncie

You get up on them pegs like the Jaffa man say.

Then you relax like the unit say.

Don't fight them bars boy, let them go where they will.

Should be fun on bike of yours, not fun on jockey style bike.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

As

the rest: ride like you've no brakes, keep your speed down, plan well ahead, and be smooth with all your inputs (clutch / throttle / brakes / steering). And beware of chips flying up and hitting you.



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frazmataz

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frazmataz says:

And

keep an extra safe distance from the car in front, you don't want any unnecessary damage to your bike! :wink:

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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

Or.....

Go another way!! It's hardly rocket science is it!! :tongue:

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