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Please watch out for leaves. They are slippery

JB001

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I came across some leaves on the ground today while putting my foot down to stop and wow was it slippery. Nearly caught me off-guard.

just wanted to give people a heads up since some trees here are dropping their leaves already, to be careful around them Especially when stopping and cornering.
 

Mad Mike

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Crosswalks painted like Abby road are slippery too.

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Green Meenie

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Where the heck do you live that leaves are falling already?
Oh, and wait till it rains on top of them. Then they're really slick o_O
Found that out in a hurry the first year I rode in autumn!
 

J_F

gringo diablo
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J_F disapproves discussion of leaves until late October

but it's okay to discuss Leafs prior to that
 

Baggsy

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J_F disapproves discussion of leaves until late October

but it's okay to discuss Leafs prior to that
Regardless of J_F's disapproval, the Leafs must fall.
 
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kiley

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Yup and in Amish country its horse sh!t in the curves.
Oh and don't get me started on the fallen apples coming later in September.
 

Trials

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I you see something like this, don't follow it:
 

Trials

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Is Canada, what are you going to do when the ice and snow comes ! 🥶☃

Old guy trick: if the bike is still balanced when you put that toe down, it really won't matter what is under foot ;)
 

unL33T

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Is Canada, what are you going to do when the ice and snow comes ! 🥶☃

Old guy trick: if the bike is still balanced when you put that toe down, it really won't matter what is under foot ;)
Bust out the sidecar.

I wish. Although I was behind one today and that thing doesn't look like it handles well. Bike was leaned over to the left and the sidecar looked pretty bouncy. No wonder the guy was riding so slow.
 

Green Meenie

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I remember in my younger days riding my first bike in the winter because I had no car. I still have the memory of riding the QEW between Dixie Rd, & Hwy. 10 with a snow base on the road and freezing rain falling. Both feet down acting as skies while I feathered the throttle. Scared the crap out of me then but is a fond memory now. I have filed that under "stupid sh*t I did"!
 

robertv19

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I remember in my younger days riding my first bike in the winter because I had no car. I still have the memory of riding the QEW between Dixie Rd, & Hwy. 10 with a snow base on the road and freezing rain falling. Both feet down acting as skies while I feathered the throttle. Scared the crap out of me then but is a fond memory now. I have filed that under "stupid sh*t I did"!
Been there, done that. Lol
Your description reminds me of a couple of episodes from when I first started riding over 30 years ago.
Had to go and see the girlfriend and only had my bike license.
Dumb, dumb, dumb.
 

Mad Mike

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Knobbies would probably fare better in the snow yeah?
And a box of sheet metal screws. That got me through a few emergencies and a lot of ice fishing expeditions. Hadn't done that for years, last winter my kid's old roommate (a pretty good bike racer) left his ice bike in the garage, I took it out for lap on Simcoe to confirm ice riding was still fun. Confirmed.
 

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