How long before your first off?

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Re: How long before your first off?

#91 Post by SometimesSansEngine » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Mack01 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:11 pm
My second off was on the first day of my DAS a couple of years later. Not my fault this time. Went round a corner and came across a bin lorry reversing backwards down towards me. Very narrow road with parked cars either side and on an incline so I had nowhere to go. Shouting and horn beeping had no effect so I had to roll my bike backwards downhill (my first day on a big bike too). I almost got to the bottom :lol: . Near the bottom the road cambered and the bike went down pinning me beneath it... and the lorry rolled down toward me the driver still oblivious. Luckily at this point the other rider came along and so prevented my squishy demise.
I always knew Wiltshire was proper dangerous

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Re: How long before your first off?

#92 Post by Mack01 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:24 pm

SometimesSansEngine wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:16 pm

I always knew Wiltshire was proper dangerous
It is but I took my tests in Buckinghamshire where it is just as bad :bike:

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Re: How long before your first off?

#93 Post by SometimesSansEngine » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:33 pm

Aaaah I see. You realised if you could survive that you could survive the hood that is the Shire :wink:

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Re: How long before your first off?

#94 Post by elizabethf » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:45 pm

I almost fell off doing some MOD 1 practice (turned the bike when it was only doing like 2mph lol)... but i actually came off just before xmas! Bike slid on mud while coming to a stop, not really sure what happened but i know the panic part of my brain took over and I grabbed a fistfull of front! I suppose all the weight came to the front of the bike and dislodged me from the seat, then i mustve not reacted enough to put feet down in time and over it went. Fortunately I cam out with nothing but a bruise on my thigh. So not a bad off! Ive been lucky so far.

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Re: How long before your first off?

#95 Post by workpeter » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:05 pm

Probably a year after my first CBT. Hit some road ice on a side road doing about 5mph.

I would say I ride more cautiously than most riders.
On my DAS only got 3 minors total, all for being too cautious lol.

In my 600cc i feel much safer than on 125cc due to thicker wheels and noticable stability.
However i still take corners and junctions slowly, and drive in the number 3 position when approaching junctions (going straight or right)

I did drop my 600cc a few times though but i was at a standstill lol.