Now *that’s* a scary blowout

by on Mar.23, 2007, under Motorcycles

A biker on Visordown had a front-wheel blowout on his Aprilia Tuono.  Now a blowout on a motorcycle is always a scary occurence, and something that all bikers hope they’ll never have to deal with, but this one was even more scary – it wasn’t the tyre that let go, it was the wheel itself!

“Docca” made it to the side of the road safely despite the damaged wheel causing the bike to shake violently, almost to the point of a tank-slapper – fair play that man, good riding!
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Props to Herts County Council

by on Mar.04, 2007, under Motorcycles

I’m quite impressed with Herts Council. There’s a well-used roundabout near me that needs resurfacing, the road surface has deteriorated a lot, and is now quite dodgy for motorcycles – you have to pick your way around the holes. If you go off your line and clip one of the holes, some of them would be enough to cause loss of control, or at least a scare.

I reported it to the council using their online reporting facility on 21/02/2006, and noticed one morning this week that a sign has been put up advising of roadworks starting soon.

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