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2016-05-22 Close enounters of the Prius kind

72 mph.

Prius 'parked' on road edge, left wheels still on pavement, rights on the dirt shoulder.

Two women. Passenger pointing her finger my way.

Cover the brakes.

Yep, there she goes, U turn right in front of me.

Too little distance as the leftrear quarter panel appears...

ABS, front and rear.

Thump, Thump, Thump.

Countersteer a hard right, ABS still Thumping.

Miss car, off brakes, ride the dirt shoulder back to pavement.


I'm really really REALLY glad I took the time to learn how to steer with ABS engaged.

It's not natural to me, so I spent, literally, hours practicing on the dirt road to my house.

Even set up cones.


Moral of story?

Ride modern bikes that have ABS. Practice. Make muscle memory. Learn new skills.

Someday it just might save your butt.

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