good call on those plates, i had forgotten about my near miss this year. i was on a main secondary road, late at night, probably going around 50mph. i noticed a construction barrel on the sidewalk a few hundred feet ahead of me. about 50 feet before the barrel, the pavement ended, and large rocky gravel began. just as the bike was almost sideways, boom, up onto one of them plates, about a six inch jump. and then, of course, as soon as the plate ended, back to the gravel. my buddy was riding staggered back from me on the road side so he was able to go around it, but couldn't figure out how my bike did not go down. i was livid and was heading to the state police barracks when i remembered that the contractor doing the work is politically connected, which is why they get those jobs. man, that sucked, i was not happy.