Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Safety Sermon

Okay. Spring weather has not reached Nashville, consistently, but I suspect it will, later this week. We've been having a lot of rain, with some periods of clearing for an hour or so, so I've made some trips on very wet roads, recently. With that in mind, I wanted to remind you of a few thangs for safer scooting on wet roads.

1.) SLOW DOWN. Don't be in a hurry. Make your turns more deliberate, and more upright when the roads are wet.

2.) LAWN CLIPPINGS can be VERY slick when wet!

3.) RAIN WASHES OUT GRAVEL, MULCH, SAND and other road hazards to two-wheelers. Stay aware and alert for these hazards, and make a mental note of where they exist.

4.) AVOID manhole covers, utility covers, metal grates and reflective road paints when wet, because they are ALL quite slick.

5.) Assume the roads are slicker than they seem, and ride, accordingly.

NOW, BIG THANKS to a couple of KymCojones fans, who upon seeing my enormous plight with a 10mm screw, bought me a Slime Power Sport Smart Spair kit (with its own 12V compressor!) and a Avon AM63 Viper Stryke Pirelli GTS23 front tire (pictured below):

I love you folx more than food!

1 comment:

  1. Tsk. You missed a chance to plug an advertiser. Rainy weather is dark weather. Visibility to other drivers is just as important to safety as the other factors you so admirably mentioned.

    Lay on them StreetGlo Light Blasterz reflective decals, people! Plaster them on your bike, adorn your person (or at least riding gear) with more.

    We do not want any of your scootering readers to commit a Reverse Zollicoffer.

    (Gen. Z., owner of one of the more colorful names of the Civil War, wore a white raincoat into battle on a dark and foggy day. It made him so visible that he was promptly shot dead. A bad idea on the battlefield can illustrate a good idea for inclement-weather scooting.)