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Well, I live in fort walton beach fl, i went out riding tonight, towards destin and theres a 4 mile road next to the beach and there are no lights, beach n both sides of you, anywayz, i was heading out that way and it was real windy like moving me around the road windy, so the sped limit is 55 and i was going about 52 when all of a sudden i see about 10 ft of SAND and i was like OH SHIT!!!! I have only been riding for 2 weeks with 600 miles on my bike, so i hit the sand and i start wobbling like it wants to go everywhere, im freakin the f%$^ out and i finallyget through it and i turned my ass right back around and drove 35 all the way home, this just happened like 15 min ago, thought i would share, i was wearing my gear thank god if i would have went down. Later guys

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Sand sucks ass I have to deal with it out here in the desert. It's even more dangerous when it's spread out all over the road in a very thin coat so that you can't get traction for shit!
 

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Just dont brake in the sand, no extra throttle, keep the wheel straight and keep going. No heavy turns, you will be alright.

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Just dont brake in the sand, no extra throttle, keep the wheel straight and keep going. No heavy turns, you will be alright.

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Rear brake ONLY in sand/grass/gravel trap ect...

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Just dont brake in the sand, no extra throttle, keep the wheel straight and keep going. No heavy turns, you will be alright.

Scott
Rear brake ONLY in sand/grass/gravel trap ect...

nj
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Just dont brake in the sand, no extra throttle, keep the wheel straight and keep going. No heavy turns, you will be alright.

Scott
Rear brake ONLY in sand/grass/gravel trap ect...

nj
Not necessarily in this case. He said his speed was ~50mph when he encountered the sand. I wouldn't want to get on the rear brake, lock it and likely send the rear swinging around at that speed. At a slower pace or on a track where you've gone off into pea gravel YES... but in his situation and seemingly being a new rider.. NO!
 

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Sounds like he did a good enough job, he stayed up. No extra inputs, just coast and ride it out. Sand like that is really a bastard when I'm cycling. Tires that are less than half an inch wide really don't take that sand well. I crashed in a race once because of sand like that, at least I landed in more soft sand so I could get up and get back in it.
 

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Sand sucks ass!!
 
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