I was going about 50mph into a right turn sweeper on CA highway 49 when I hit a stone about the size of a golf ball with the front tire. Begin Pucker Factor! Front wheel comes off the ground and handle bars turn left then right as stone is propelled away from the tire and goes towards the right side of the road. With front wheel now on the ground bike stands up straight and starts to head toward center dividing line with a Ford F150 heading towards me. I immediately roll of the throttle but handle bars go left then right then left then right. I can feel the steering damper kicking in to try and stabilize the front end. I’m tempted to hit the brakes but decided not to since I had limited steering control. I leaned my body hard to the right, trying to get the bike leaned back over to get it turning again and kept my arms very relaxed on the handle bars. As I was about to cross the center dividing line bike finally leans right, handle bars stabilize, and I get through the turn. Pucker Factor Over! So what should I have done differently (besides the obvious by not hitting the stone in the road). I’m sure some of you off road riders encounter this situation so what do you do?