It's by the Grace of God that I get to write this. On my way to work this morning, about 4:30 am and 63 degrees, nice ride so far. I'm heading west bound through the downtown Dallas canyon on I-30 about to head northbound on I-35. I noticed in the canyon I could smell diesel fuel but I don't see anything and I'm riding along fine. As I switch lanes to get into the I-35 lane I feel a loss of traction as I go into the curve. I let off on the throttle since I have no steering ability or traction. My main thought is to keep it upright. Fortunately, the bike slows enough by the time I make it to the side of the road, into the curve, and I brake lightly and wobble to a stop between the line and the guard rail/curb. Only inches from traffic coming around the same curve. I'm thinking if a car loses traction I'm done for. After the cars pass I pull forward past the guard rail and jump the curb to get into the dirt and grass. I spin my tires and ride a bit in the grass hoping the dirt and grass get the diesel off, it did. I head out and about 500 feet up the road a car is spun out into the guard rail, probably from the diesel. Lesson, since this could happen at anytime, DON'T PANIC, maintain control the best you can and try to keep it upright and coast to a stop or a slow speed before using the brakes. Thank you Jesus!
Today we have snow falling.
Got another ride in today, in the 40's but sun shining so was definitely worth getting out. Tomorrow may be it for a few days as highs forcast to be in the low 30's, low's in the single digits and snow. Guess that would be tropical to SLK, but think I'm going to pass on it and wait for better days (later in the week around here).
Road for a good ways today . Got to test the cobra pro out today. It seems to have changed the tone of my pipes. I dont have that anoying echoing in my helmet . Worth the money for just that . Dont know about backfirein . Didnt have none today. But its in the 70s . Will know for sure on the summer hot days.