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Old 09-22-08, 06:16 PM   #1
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Watch your nuts!

Just tossing this out there for any newbies like myself. I just got back from a ride and I discovered a hazard I never gave a thought to. It's fall now and the leaves are dropping from the trees. So are the acorns, walnuts, and any other type that grow over the trails. I went zipping through a pile of leaves and didn't see all the walnuts on the trail. It is fortunate that you don't have to fall as far on a bent!! Acorns seem to be a nuisance but I discovered ( the hard way) that walnuts will put you on the turf! I'll go a little easier through those leaves from now on!!
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Old 09-22-08, 08:04 PM   #2
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Also watch for twigs that can roll like a pencil when you ride over them. Losing front wheel traction for even an instant can be very scary.
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Old 09-22-08, 09:36 PM   #3
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I keep close eye on mine. Normally I ride with one hand cupping them. Especially when I pass cuties on the trial. Is that wrong?
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Old 09-22-08, 10:23 PM   #4
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Cupping with both hands could cause a steering problem! Don't run into the cuties!
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Old 09-24-08, 11:43 AM   #5
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The Only Time I Watch Mine

The only time I watch mine is when riding my DF............
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Oh no,,, another thing to watch out for.....not just nuts in cars, but nuts on the road....
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Maybe this explains why squirrels seem to be attracted to bikes?
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