A Surprise Gravel Road
This obviously isn't the gravel road, but it's the same trip...
when I was still oblivious to what was to come..haha!
So, my husband and I rode to the mountains on our Kawasaki Vulcan's for a big family vacation. We rented a big house with the extended family and brought our bikes so we could enjoy some nice rides away from home. We had never been to this particular place before and to my chagrin the last half mile was all loose gravel road. I have been riding for 3 years and feel pretty comfortable but never had to do this before. I was freaking out! Not on the outside..I was holding the bike as steady as possible even though it felt like any second it was going to slip right out from under me. We were supposed to be riding all week but I haven't gotten on it and don't plan on it until we have to leave. My husband has, but he's much more experienced than me. He's disappointed but trying to be understanding. Am I overreacting? I mean, a half mile isn't that big of deal but it really terrifies me. I always thought gravel and bikes don't mix at all but my husband says as long as you are very steady and don't do any quick turns or breaking then it's perfectly fine. He says it feels worse than it is. Any thoughts?