Minding my own business on a winding country road with a few friends, ease into a left hand sweeper, only to spot what looked like some tree debris or a a branch in the shadows, lying right on my chosen line...I eased wide to avoid it, THEN realized I hand changed course straight at was the MUCH BIGGER end of the same branch! As it was lying more or less in the direction of travel I did'nt want to hit it with any lean on, thinking the branch might role from under the tyres and toss me off the road. So I quickly tried to stand the bike up for a second, as I took a heavy hit on the front end. The Hit, shot me off line straight at a couple of cars, giving me very little room to play with. Fortunately, I was able to countersteer away from the car with an aggressive push on the clipon, and that save my arsk!...whew! So beware. The broken shadows of the day can hide things from plain view! See the vid - http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x290/jgm-57/Videos/?action=view¤t=Closecall.flv John.