Did you by any chance grab some front brake? I know from riding my mountain bike on snow and ice, a tiny bit of front brake spells disaster very quickly.
When I was on my "freedom ride" from the Navy going from Whidbey Island to Minneapolis I hit a long stretch of ice, miles long. I didn't notice it until I hit the interstate and the road reflected the morning sunrise. Everything was iced over except for the two tire tracks on the right-hand lane and everyone was going very fast. All I could do at the time was keep in in the left tire track and that's what I did. I knew that if I tried to get off of the highway I would go down. That tire track was my life and my whole being was focused on it. It was the scariest thing I've ever experienced.You ever found yourself in that sort of situation? If so, how did you handle it?
Mt. Lemmon is in the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, AZ. It'd be nice and warm at the base of the mountain, and i'd guess the guy wasn't expecting it to be cold enough for ice higher up. Frankly, i was a bit suprised to see snow along the edges of the road. It does happen though.I find it interesting, and maybe someone can answer this for me, that he was riding in near to sub freezing temps and he was wearing loafers, khakis and fingerless gloves. That just seems like awfully light gear for that temp. Being from Florida, maybe I'm just not familiar with those conditions and that bike.
Spot on...but then, consider the noobs on the board, eh?if you search youtube, he has taken that video, shopped it and has the accident section play to melissa etheridge...piece of my heart.
he was riding a 2011 victory vision...1740 cc/96 hp. states he's been riding since 1955, raced motocross, 6 years of riding ironbutt and endurance rides...unfortunately, i could not resist putting my 2 cents in.
'black ice is not visible, what u rode through is clearly visible...water. clear warning 2be cautious. jan 14th, 9k above c level, sunny day, should have been warning...snow melts, runs across road...u turn on it, u brake on it, u go down. ur hand clearly on front brake. understand u have lot of experience, u just got some more. what experience has u out wearing finger-less gloves, loafers and loose dress pants...joke. 2fine a machine 2lay down like that. video i'd have kept 2myself.'
does look a bit harsh, but, my gosh, do you have to be slapped in the face to know that those types of dangers are out there and just around the next bend?