Mark Gardiner breaks it down in his stereotypical crotchety style, but every now and then he delivers a few gems that stick with me and inspire:
But the last 10% of accident avoidance hinges on your ability to brake, find an escape lane, and steer into it. It is almost never, ever acceptable to think, “Well, this is it—nothing I can do about it.” In fact, having that idea living anywhere in your subconscious is fucking dangerous.
$80 + 10-minute install = massive visibility improvement
Managed to get a screw in my rear tire on the way home from work. Annoying, but hardly a big deal because I noticed it before hitting the freeway. How? Two reasons:
- The traction control light flashed when accelerating from a stop
Ducati doesn't have anything in their docs about it, but between the ABS and TC sensors, it probably wasn't a difficult alert to implement.
LA - 1.28.16