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What to do in the event of sand/gravel?

I was out riding yesterday and I almost took my first spill. I was entering a friend's neighborhood, and there was a bunch of sand/loose gravel at the bottom of their street. I turned onto it, not even leaning really but just making a slow/upright turn, and the bike started to wobble and almost slid out from under me. Still not sure how I gained composure and didn't fall over, but it was only ~15 mph. Is there any technique for what to do in this case, or just pray for the best? I imagine at 50 mph, the results might have been a little different..
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Re: What to do in the event of sand/gravel?

In all honestly it's all situational. In most cases, you just pray for the best. Be careful going into every corner and try to stay away from the edges. I've almost lost it mod corner from dirt a couple times post-rain. I let off the throttle and did my best to straighten up without braking and it worked. To tell you the truth, every time i've almost taken a spill (discounting the one time I actually did), I don't really know what I did, my body just went into autopilot.


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All depends on the situation. Try to keep it up right and no sudden jerks of throttle clutch or brake. Or get a dirtbike and learn how to ride with ads end sliding all around

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All depends on the situation. Try to keep it up right and no sudden jerks of throttle clutch or brake. Or get a dirtbike and learn how to ride with ads end sliding all around
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Agg, how long till you get to here?


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Please explain backing it in. you brake before the apex so its not sliding bc throttle, and the back tire is still spinning and not hopping. So what the hell causes it? thats always confused me

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Re: What to do in the event of sand/gravel?

Pucker up buttercup. Turn into the slide and don't do any sudden throttle changes. if you've ever ridden a dirt bike with reckless abandon this will be instinctive.
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pshhh... that's crashing. with style.
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Pray.

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hey most of them kept it up kinda. I'd be shitting my pants all through those corners


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