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my name is Rick Springer , I'm a member from Battle Creek Michigan.
I decided this Spring to take a lap around Lake Michigan. So I took my bike to the dealer and had it checked out. All things being good I headed out , encountering a couple hours of rain, and even some detours with dirt roads...
On the final leg of my journey , approximately 3 hours away from home , and had traveled about fifteen hundred miles , I was on the southside of Chicago heading East on I-94, when I hit a tar snake while braking, my front tire went out from under me, and went down at about 60 miles an hour.
I broke my left ankle, collarbone, and three ribs , with massive road rash as well. It was a warm, sunny day. There's no reason that I should have gone down!
As an organization, we should rally with other organizations, and get this tar snake danger changed!
Please Google this! You will find the list long. And there are even forums about it!
If it's gone this long, why have we not joined forces to get this corrected?
If God would not have had his hand of protection on me, things would have been far worse!
I pray we can band together and correct this problem, before other Riders get hurt, or worse!
Fred Beall
Welcome!
  • July 1, 2016
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Paul R
Welcome and thank you for the warning on tar snakes. Never called them that but am leery of them as I even dislike walking on them.
  • July 8, 2016
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Michael Theodore
Hey Rick I read your blog sorry to hear about you going down on the nasty tar snake. Read this August Rumbling newsletter comes out 8/1/16 on my article on Tar Snakes. I posted this before on our old website. But you were not a member back then. I posted some really good tips on how to stay safe on ...
  • July 29, 2016
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Daniel Raymond Floyd
Been there done that, but thankfully didnt go down... nothing more shaking than the rear end wiggle you get from these in a curve...
  • January 22, 2017
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