They are slick wet or dry. Pay attention especially during the fall and try and avoid them if possible. Now a few dry leaves blowing around is no need to get all worked up. If there are enough dry leaves to cover the road however, slow down and take care. Make gentle inputs to your controls (turning, stopping, accelerating).
Wet leaves (even one) can be slick and dangerous. Avoid them if at all possible and be especially weary of them on turns. They can be as slick as ice.
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Where’s the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Don’t be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||What’s your exposure?|