Is pulling over on a motorcycle as dangerous as it looks?
A couple times I’ve had to imagine worse case scenarios while riding, which included pulling over (in case of tire problems, chain, no power, running out of gas, etc) and EVERY time I’m on the highway, the side of the road is COVERED in gravel and those lumps keep you awake if you fall asleep. One time I actually had to pull over because i ran out of gas going down hill on the highway (terrifying) and had NO power. I coasted to the side of the road with the clutch and brakes and as soon as i got the side my back tire started sliding and fish tailing like crazy and through some MIRACLE i managed to keep it up. Is this the normal procedure when pulling over? A couple times more recently I looked over to the shoulder lane to imagine having to pull over and I can see that it looks the same (gravel, bumps etc.) What’s the safest way to get from smooth road over to that in an emergency situation. I can’t imagine not sliding while braking in gravel. This is a scary situation for new riders!
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