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Old 09-01-06, 11:16 PM   #1
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Almost ate the gravel

I was trying out my wifes new bike the other day. Theres a huge hill down the road thats gravel and very steep. From a 4mph rolling start at the top I can get up to 35mph without peddeling in about 3 seconds. I got to the bottom where it tuns an easy right and I hit some loose gravel on the side and the back tire slide sideways while the front leans hard. I managed to controll the fishtailing and got it straight by feathering both brakes. Talk about scary.
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damn... 4-35mph in 3sec? was the hill like 89degrees? lol
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Fast and Furious: Georgia Drift
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LOL, thats pretty much a freefall.
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The way to avoid crashes is to always be in control. Sounds like you just got lucky.
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damn... 4-35mph in 3sec? was the hill like 89degrees? lol
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Its a hill in a subdivision on a new part they are grading. Just looking at it, its way beyond the limits of what the county allows for a grade which is 16%. Ild guess its 35% honestly. Comming back up I have to lean forward alot to keep the front tire on the ground, its slow but fun. It burns the legs up pretty good.
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Yes, Im thinking of adding a 4' $3000.00 carbon spoiler to the back of the seat post
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