Inline Performance Magazine

Inline Performance Magazine

Watch Out, That’s Black Ice!

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 09:00 PM PST

What's good y'all? The winter months are here and if you are a hardcore rider like me, you continue to ride in this cold and frosty weather. And you know what? That's quite alright! Just let me give you a few tips, and make sure you learn from this guy and his Victory Vision. Give it a look.

Black ice is just one of the many dangers that we deal with as riders. If it's cold and moist outside, it is best that you mentally prepare and adjust to those conditions; it's a warning sign.

It is very important to keep in mind that slowing down is always best at the first sign of any weary conditions. Black ice can often be seen by its glare when light hits the icy patch. It is clear and appears like water on the road, but it's actually a very thin layer of ice.

When riding through wet or icy parts of the road, you must keep smooth on the throttle and not make any sudden movements. It is important to try and catch the icy hell ahead of time so you can slowly and smoothly proceed with your body in a still position.

In the video, Mr. Victory almost made it through. But as you may have noticed, he kept at a constant speed and didn't even bother to slow down for the situation ahead. It looks like he was caught up in the moment of the beautiful scenery and not so much in the disastrous road.

This is completely understandable, which is why this video acts as a learning tool for the rest of us. And I think Mr. Victory learned a valuable lesson himself.

Okay riders, this is Studdly signing off until we meet again. Keep with the IPM crew for more valuable updates.

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