Gravel and Motorcycling
by Michelle Grant
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Me and My Harley 1200
Hi I am a novice rider ie.700km new. Things are going quite smooth although a couple spills in the parking lot and and one on a very steep hill. Learning to ride the motorcycle has been the freedom I've always craved. With 4 kids I just needed to get out and do something on my own and with my husband.
The last ride we took I was turning off onto some gravel to rest and I thought I was going slow enough to get onto it safely. Well needless to say it wasn't slow enough. I figure I was going 20km in first. The bike jerked right out of my hands to the left and down I skid. Thankfully I had my leathers and helmet I still hit my head and scraped my hip. but it could have been worse. Will this stop my from riding? I don't think so, I have learned a life lesson. I have enrolled in a safety course so that maybe those corners won't be so daunting but as for the gravel... please slow RIGHT down before approaching it.
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