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Old 02-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #54
Sioux Empire Iron Horse
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Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Two seasons: winter and road repair
Oddometer: 475
What did you learn?

I feel your pain.
I too have been blown from one side of the road to the other by 'gust'...but never into the ditch.

After reading the entire thread, I have one Q.

What did you learn from all this?
If you could have one do-over, what would you do differently?

ie, would your ride further to the R/L side of the road?
(it is unclear to me which lane you were in, which side of the lane you were in, ie Right side of the left lane, and which side of the road you departed.)
Would you go faster, go slower?
Would you have used a parallel road/route to I-435? ( I see you have given that some thought, perphaps with more trees nearby? A road with a 55mph speed limit; going slow on the interstate has its own dangers = rear-ended. yikes.)

Did you stand up on the pegs as the bike departed the highway?

any Comment about your riding gear?
and lastly,
If you are a MSF graduate, did you find any of the training useful for surviving this faceplant?
Methodist Circuit Rider
Iron Horse in the Sioux Empire

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