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So I was doing a photoshoot yesterday with a buddy after I spent the weekend cleaning my bike. I wanted pictures of me driving by, so I had my friend stop at a corner to shoot, and i went down the road to turn around. I was in a county park, and i didn't realize how narrow the roads were. I went to turn around (feet on the pegs, road test style :)), and at the last second I realized that I wasn't going to make it and made a HUGE noob mistake...I grabbed the front brake right as my front wheel went off the pavement and into the mud. Next thing i know I'm hanging onto the handlebars, the bike's rearview mirror less than an inch off the ground. Luckily I had the peace of mind to pull in the clutch, but thank god the engine shutoff kicked in. I thought for sure the bike was going to be messed up, but I had that shot of adrenaline kick in and I hoisted the bike up - to find absolutely NO damage! The only sign that it had been over was the mud on the footpeg. That was WAY too close of a call. All I could think of when I was hanging on to it for dear life was "I can't believe THIS is how i'm going to screw up my beautiful bike". That would just be too embarrassing. Anyways this is a lesson to all noobs like me: DON'T grab the front brake with the wheel at full steering lock. Especially in mud. It's a lot easier to back out of a turn BEFORE the last second.


Oh yea, the photo's turned out well, check out my new sig!
 

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