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Location: Plano, Tx
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I'm going to make a few assumptions:
1. The shoulder was/is lower than the paved part
2. The shoulder is covered with softer or loose material
3. A turn of some sort was involved, either a long slow one, or a quick one to get back on the trail.
Going from a nice paved surface to an unpaved surface you should try to keep it straight and at a reasonable speed until both tires are on the same surface. Same rules as riding on wet leaves in the fall. I am going to guess what caused the fall is a maneuver or sudden change in speed when you made the transition. Remember that the front wheel is carrying about 45% of the weight of the bike, you and your gear, sudden change in traction is a bad thing.
If conditions permit, try to keep going straight until you can recover nicely. That being said, conditions are not always right, you may take a fall, better on something soft is possible. Everybody falls eventually, you know, stuff happens.
Last edited by yoderman; 05-04-09 at 01:23 PM.
Reason: misspelled falls