Can The Road Disappear While Riding Your Motorcycle At Night

Can The Road Disappear While Riding Your Motorcycle At Night

Have you ever been out on the road at night on your motorcycle and had the road just disappear? I have. It was the spookiest thing in the world, not to mention scary.

I was up in the mountains inColorado, having gone out for that year’s International Women & Motorcycling Conference, put on by the AMA, and was headed back toDenverlate at night. The conference was in Keystone and I had the option of going west on U.S. 6 to Dillon and then heading east on I-70 or heading east on 6 overLovelandPassand then catching I-70 on east. Let’s see: Mountain pass versus interstate, on my Suzuki Boulevard M90. Easy choice, I took the pass.

I knew I wasn’t going to be going very fast on this ride. There are too many deer out there to do anything but take it easy. And for the most part I had the road all to myself. When the occasional car came up behind me I would just flash my brakes once briefly to make sure they saw me and stayed close to the shoulder-although on a mountain road like this there really …