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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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PSA/Reminder/My first encounter with diesel fuel

I was exiting the Poplar Street Bridge to hop onto 55 South in STL this morning. It's a fairly sharp little exit (they're starting construction on it soon to lengthen it). Little did I know, a semi about 80 yds ahead of me was dumping diesel fuel all over the dripline.

It was a sketchy ride there for a bit but the V and I pulled through sticking close to the shoulder afterward until I passed it. I think the little truck behind me freaked out...I remember checking my six at a couple points and seeing the gap between us grow quite a bit

NO idea if tires make much of a difference in this situation but my Metzler Sportec M3s seemed to handle it pretty well.

Sooo...Ride careful! Wear your gear! Watch those driplines! etc., etc.
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Thanks for the reminder. That area is tough enough with out the added excitement of diesel fuel lubricating the road. Glad you kept the shinny side up.

I try to avoid the PSB. My daily commute takes me over the Jefferson Barracks bridge.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 10:05 AM
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I know EXACTLY what you're talking about.

It's amazing how slippery a little diesel fuel (on the roadway) can be.


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