Wind and road snakes. Have you ever encountered them? Yesterday coming home from work I experienced both! I decided to take a more covered route home. Why? I took a more covered route because of the wind but encountered another road hazard.
The afternoon became little too gusty for two-wheels! There is only one open stretch on the road I had to take and almost lost it twice. I’m guessing many of you have experienced that type of wind hazard. The sudden burst that hits from the side and you feel your bike being pushed out from under you. Yup. That was the kind of wind we had here.
Wind and Road Snakes
A little farther down the road I ended up in a residential area with a lot of cover so I knew the wind wouldn’t be as hard to deal with. But, there was another hazard that was new to me. Road snakes. It’s not what you think. Road snakes are that toilet paper tar road crack filler used around these parts! They look innocent enough, but if you hit them at the right angle on two wheels they can be rather slippery!
Well, I had my first encounter with some fresh road snakes shortly after getting out of the wind! There were many of these road snakes running parallel with me and I could feel the motorcycle wobble a little. Yikes! Kept everything upright. Big win!
These photos are from today and not the ones I encountered yesterday, but you get the idea. Do you have road snakes or other road hazards by you? Ladies, I would love to have you share your riding stories!
Here is a link to a video explaining what road snakes are and how to handle them!