Yes absolutely...if it helps one other rider, it's worth it. Tar snakes are not as large as the Python's here in Florida, but they can still take you down and cause pain and damage.Thanks Man! I thought about calling the Colorado Department of Transportation, but the speed limit in this area is 30 mph and I'm pretty sure I was doing a little over 40. Doubtful 10 mph would have been enough to make a difference though. I actually think the extra speed may have even saved me from completely losing control. Something to ponder. Anyway, this one is in the books and if my video helps one other rider, it's worth it.
I have floorboards on my bike for that very reason and you're right it was an automatic response which I was grateful for. It righted the bike and prevented me from laying it down. Seems like a little wear and tear on my boot and toe was a better option than sliding across the pavement. I did that once on an oil slick years ago and it was not fun.Dabbing a foot down on these big bikes is very dangerous.
Get the foot peg behind the leg and it's easy to have a very bad break.
I know it's kinds of an automatic response but....................