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Just in case you ever find yourself going from pavement to a complete gravel road on your FZ-10 at speed take a deep breath, let off the throttle and don't brake at all.

In my area these roads in the rural area are usually marked with a sign that will say "pavement ends, gravel road ahead" unless some cretin thinks it's funny to remove the warning signs as happened today.

Was riding with a buddy out in the country and under normal circumstances when those pop up we will turn around and return the way we came. Thankfully neither one of us went down but it was one of those "puckering" moments in a certain part of your anatomy if you get my drift :)

Got a chance to see how well my McGuire's waterless cleaner worked though so I guess it wasn't a total loss. Almost had to use a cleaner on my seat though as well.
 

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Even in cars not meant for off road situations like this I always tried not using brakes, actually I would go in a lower gear and partially depend on engine braking. Good advice.
 

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That is definitely great advice as for a lot of people that don't have experience with this, their go-to will be to mash the brakes. In a car, or on a bike, it's not a good idea and definitely not a safe thing to do.
 
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