There, I said it. As much as I wish I could avoid it, I can't. I live 2.5 miles from a highway, once there I can ride pavement anywhere I want to go. Taking the road to the highway isn't too bad if I can stay within one of the tire tracks. I take my time, usually going between 25-30 km/hr and I get there. When meeting on coming traffic...that's a different story. "Slow down" is a foreign concept to 'cages', so whenever I'm going to meet up with one, I end up moving over. Did that today, caught some soft gravel...and tipped the bike. No damage done since I was going about a walking pace and could 'stop the fall'. Heck..didn't even hurt my pride. Person I moved over for did stop to make sure I was ok (nice of him to do so). Picked everything up and kept going. So, here's the loaded question. What's the trick to riding gravel, especially when you have to go into the 'soft stuff'? Or, do you avoid altogether? If it makes a difference, I ride a K100rs.