Got My Mentor!

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Great! I'm sure you will do fine

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Raptor. Best of luck and above all else; safe travels!

Big T's Comment
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About time. This phase will be over before you know it. Good luck and I'll see you out there.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Congratulations. The biggest thing in inclement weather is to take your time and if you're well out of your comfort zone, to have the courage to just park it until the road conditions improve. If you find yourself in slick conditions, go gentle on the steering and very easy on brakes. No sudden moves. It's so much easier to go slow than it is to stop. Increase your following distance substantially. Ramps are often not treated so if you find yourself sliding when approaching your exit, just bypass it, go to the next one, turn around to get back to the proper exit, going even slower on your approach the second time around.

I've slid past the Woodland PA exit headed for the Walmart DC there once. It's a lovely short curved downhill ramp off I-80. I was going less than 30 mph aproaching it, attempted to slow even more, felt the slide and kept rolling 7 miles farther to the Kylertown exit, doubled back around and the next time I went to take that ramp I was down to 10 mph or so and made it safely. Never try to take a curved and downhill ramp if you begin to feel a loss of traction. Try not to use brakes in a curve (already be slow enough to safely negotiate it) and tend to gently use them on straightaways instead if your speed begins picking up.

Soak up your trainers advice like a sponge. Next year when you're solo, you'll be grateful you been through some winter weather with a trainer.. I know I was.


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