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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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    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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    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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    Cupping with both hands could cause a steering problem! Don't run into the cuties!

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    Senior Member scarabeoguy's Avatar
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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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    el padre
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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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    Senior Member gcottay's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recumbomatic View Post
    Maybe this explains why squirrels seem to be attracted to bikes?
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