I just got my 07' wee in January and have put just over 3,300 miles on it so far. So I'm still very new. On my first Ride/Camp weekend, I had my first, "OMG, I'm goin' down moment."
The guys I was with were all on sport-touring bikes except one who was on an 11' Wee. They have been riding for years (very skilled/safe riders) and were keeping a much faster pace than I or my buddy Nick on the 11' Wee. So while we weren't lighting fires with our pace, we were riding "spirited" as I call it.
The weather was perfect, high in low 70's and clear skies and the roads were very clean. Nick and I were humming along (I was in front) and then all of a sudden the road surface changed and was covered in tar snakes. The first turn I hit a tar snake, the rear wheel snapped out from under me faster than I could imagine. I was in a decent lean, the bike leaned more, foot hit the ground but I was able to stand the bike back up and keep on.
I chimed in on the Sena to warn Nick but he experienced the same slide. We both slowed our pace. But even riding at the posted speed, the rear was still snapping out on the tar snakes, both bikes.
So my questions are:
What is the best method of riding through these damn things? Just sak up and power through them?
Also, is the Metzler/Wee just not happy on these things? Because my buddies on the sport touring bikes sure whipped over them without much thought. Don't get me wrong, they noticed them and felt them but they seem to upset the Wee a bit more. I don't want to dismiss that me being new I may just need to get used to it. As it was the first real pucker moment. But Nick also felt a whole lot of sqirm on his Wee.