Re: How to ride my LT a 1/4 mile on sandy gravel?
My wife and I just got back from a long Colorado trip. Unbeknownst to us, the last 3.9 miles up the base of a mountain on the type of road you describe... Except it was raining and had been for a while. The "road" was slick and besides my wife on board, we were pulling a trailer.
Best advice I have is SLOW. At one point I thought we were going off the road as we continued to slide around a corner - in 1st gear at less than 5mph. Fortunately when we caught the grass I got enough traction to get it all back on the "road." I don't recall how many times I thought we were going down.
Next advice, stay on the inside of every corner. This normally gives you enough room to make a turn as slowly as possible without running out of road.
On the way down, use the same advice. It took us 15 minutes to go down the mountain when it was dry. Much longer going up.
2000 BMW K1200 LT (Alice)
Gone, but not forgotten:
1983 Venture Royale
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