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Indonesia: Riding Motorcycle On Volcanic Ash - Dangerous?

2
December
2013
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Travel
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Paris, France
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Never having ridden my motorcycle on volcanic ash, I'm wondering if it's more difficult. Is it like riding on snow? Is it slippery, or because ash sticks to things, you get a better grip?

But one thing is certain, ash is not good for the engine. Whole airplanes have gone down because of volcanic ash. And breathing must be difficult...

Indonesia Ash Riding
© REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Villagers ride a motorcycle on a road covered with ash from Mount Sinabung at Sigarang Garang village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province November 25, 2013. Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near the active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesia Ash Riding
© REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Villagers ride their motorcycles on a road covered with ash from Mount Sinabung at Sigarang Garang village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province November 25, 2013. Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near the active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. REUTERS/Beawiharta


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