Crazy part of the ride home, I was giving’her pretty good trying to get to Harrison Hot springs before dark. I didn’t make it by at least 30 minutes, and the last 15 kms from about Cogbum beach all the way back to Harrison is freshly graded gravel right now. I mean real fresh as in I passed the grader at the 13km marker on the ride out in the morning. I knew that was gonna suck, I knew it was super deep loose gravel but I still checked by front tire 2-3 times to see if it was flat.
Anyway the crazy thing was I was going over the top of the Kookipi thinking “lean the bike” in the corners and get your leg up MX style. I was picturing this
I am sure I was leaned over just a few degrees less (no witnesses) and corning pretty fast when I hit the first and biggest of the totally hidden rocks. The bike snapped sideways and then came back on line just as fast. It happened so fast I basically had no time to react and everything was good again. Anyway it got me wondering for a while if the MX style cornering helped save it as most of the time I am two feet on the pegs corning; Adventure bike style. And on a 14.5 hour ride you have some time to wonder about things.