Surface appraisal is a vitally important part of safe riding. Even objects that first appear to be
insignificant can create issues for a rider. For example, avoid riding over manhole covers as they
may be loose or broken. On dry pavement always attempt to ride in the part of the lane on either
side of center as there is usually less spilled fluid buildup. Whenever possible always try to avoid
running over any object as it may be a potential ride spoiler. BE SAFE!