Driving Over Objects While Driving Your Bike

Hi there, dear motorcycle enthusiast! In this article we’re going to go ahead and talk about when we’re riding over objects such as a cattle guard or something raised up. Maybe it’s a two by four in the middle of the road that you can’t avoid or a pipe or something that’s just sticking out in the middle of the road that you’re not going to be able to get over.

What you’re going to want to do is that that object may not be stable to the road so it could kick up. It could make your tire fly up. It could, it could throw you off. So instead of just sitting down and staying on it like this that could actually cause your bike to either lurch up in front, cause your tire to swerve or your back tire.

Practice getting off of your seat

If it kicks up your back tire it could cause you to flip forward and lean forward, and that could cause you to get real unstable and possibly crash. So what you’re going to do is you’re going to practice just getting off of your seat a little bit.

So we have our hands here, we’re going to keep our hands nice and firm because we don’t want that tire to wobble at all. We’re going to pick up our butt off the seat a little bit so we can go over that object front tire, and then back tire. And we still are absorbing all the shock with our knees rather than just letting the bike take all the shock for us.

So we’re going to go ahead and try to do that again. So we’re going to sit up, get our feet off so we can hit that and absorb it with our knees. So you want to keep your knees nice and soft, not rigid, because again if they’re rigid it could still throw you off just as easily. So, soften those knees.

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