Has anyone had a blowout? If so, did you stop in a controlled manner, or did you stop,drop and roll?
Never had a blow out but did have a engine lock up, in any emergency situation what will happen will largely be dependent on whether the rider remains calm or panics, the answer to your question is yes, some will stop in a controlled manner, some will fall down, go boom or worse.Has anyone had a blowout? If so, did you stop in a controlled manner, or did you stop,drop and roll?
Sometimes you need new shorts, Sometime you don't even notice.sometimes it's a wipeout. sometimes not.
Indeed you just nailed it DO NOT be embarrassed, and never trust anyone who says they just shrugged the whole thing off when it happened to them, calm does not mean fearless, it means working through fear with level thinking and composure.Sometimes you need new shorts, Sometime you don't even notice.
Check your tires, before each ride. There is not excuse for having a blowout on a bike. If a tire even looks iffy, DON'T ride, ORDER a tire.
Picking up some debris and getting a flat, is a different matter. Hopefully you never have one go down, in a high speed turn. Not fun if your wearing shorts and a T-Shirt.
Basically same as a car, slow down, DO NOT use brakes or downshift to slow down. Carefully aim at the side of the road, NO abrupt turns. Stay as straight a possible, while angling to the side. When you do get stopped, don't forget the kickstand. Don't be embarrassed by the shaking hands or dirty shorts.
I am also a member of the NO SPOKES ALLOWED clubI had a front go at freeway speeds a long time ago in San Diego. Would not call it a blowout as it was more a slow release of air within seconds. The freeways are already squirrely out there because of the rain grooves so at first I thought it was some especially nasty "groovin" but the front got very mushy in a hurry and I was able to get it off the freeway at the bikes natural slowing speed..no brakes no drastic steering. Front flat..dirty shorts.........
Needed a tow........ never bought a bike with spokes again. Tubeless can be patched and/or filled with a can if its not a sidewall issue which would be very rare. Which at least will get you somewhere else
Usually its a nail that gets thrown and air pressure is released quickly. Screws usually go unnoticed unless you check air pressure everyday. TPMS would be great on a bike.
LOL True..But I will be the first to admit I don;t check the air pressure in my tires everyday, TPMS served to allow me to repair/replace car tires before the "time out" on the side of the road. On a bike it would be and very useful.Oh my... then every third g-d post on here would be about the TPMS... I used to frequent a car forum that was like that