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Annoying Habit

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Am I the only one stupid enough to put a foot down when the front tire skids out? I hit some sand (again :roll: ) in a sharp right-hander this weekend. As the front tire started to skid out (with soudns effects: "sssshhhh"), I put my right foot down.

Owie! That smarts!

(P.S. I believe that the only thing putting my foot down does is increase my chances that I'll strangle myself on what's left of it after the wreck, 'cause it'll probably be dislocated and swung up around my puny neck, choking off my wind pipe.)

Anyone else as dumb as me, or am I alone in this department?
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Into the sharp curve I go, and look at this lady on the side of road and I'm thinking "Stay there!"...but she doesn't...she steps in front of the bike...panic braking happens, front wheel locked up, sliding out from under me...I put my feet down and it gets ripped backwards...OOuuuch! that hurt!
Fortunately, it was slow speed -10mph maybe, but it still hurt.
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