Join Date: May 2004
Sportbike: 2003 R6 Liquid Silver
Years Riding: 4 yrs
How you found us: on line
Question on a riding scenario...
So Friday night took a cruise into the City from the Northern Burbs on 41/94 to see my brother. (works the bar at Sushi X on Diversey... tell em I sent you for a free drink!) (No I wasn't getting a free drink)
I’m chugging along at a 60 mph, nothing crazy and when I went to do a lane change I suddenly felt a slight dropping sensation?
I looked and realized that they are doing construction and putting down layers of black top so I had just “jumped” off a mini curb.
Basically from the left to right each lane has a drop/curb of about 2 inches or so and at that time of night I just didn’t see it.
It wasn’t just a little stretch either… it went on for a few miles.
I’m curious… at that speed or faster if I went to lane change the other way, would I be able to get up onto a 2 inch edge like that?
I just keep thinking I would have gotten slammed to the ground?
Oh.. and if that is the case, be careful riding 41/94 at night!
“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary . . . that’s what gets you” Jeremy Clarkson