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Old 10-14-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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579 miles to nowhere

I apologize for not having pics. I'll post them when I get a chance later.

I was on my way to route 191 which is considered the Deal’s Gap of Arizona with a couple of buddies.

The day started out great but we knew that we may encounter some rough weather up at the 191 since it reaches up to 9000+ feet in elevation and there was a front coming in from Mexico. We still decided to ride on and take our chances. As we got to Safford which is where the 191 begins for us we stopped to grab some breakfast at the Coronado Restaurant. Nice little family owned joint with some wicked huevos rancheros. We were feeling good about the day although we’d hit some patches of rain on the ride in. Then, one of the guys asked some fellas from the AZ highway department who had just come down from where we were headed and they said that the mountain was downright treacherous. It was cold already down at 2,000 ft so we didn’t even want to find out how cold it was at 9.

So we punked out and decided to head towards Tucson to ride through the Catalina Highway. As we were on our way back West I kept thinking to myself that there had to be something else I could do. I didn’t want to go back home. It was a long weekend and I was craving some adventure. So as we pulled into a gas stop I called up my good bud Irv in San Diego and asked him if he wanted to ride. He confirmed his availability and I said my goodbyes to the guys and headed to the West coast.



I was feeling good about the prospects of the following two days. The weather was spectacular since it’s been cooling down nicely here in AZ.
I felt the wind in my face and then it ran through my chest.

Wait, my chest? That felt weird.
What’s that? HUH? Zipper…..chest pocket zipper OPEN?!
Wallet?, Oh jebus! Wallet?
!@#$%^&!!!!!!

I pull over and check everything. No wallet.

I’m on I-8, 120 miles into my tank in the middle of nowhere and I have no ID. No cash. No credit cards and no nothing. To top it off I had just passed a Border Patrol checkpoint about 10 miles in the other direction.


So I knew that if I was turning around, I’d have to go through it.
DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!

Called up Irv and told him that I wouldn’t make it so I headed back towards Phoenix with all the uncertainty in the world as to what the hell was I gonna do.

I approached the checkpoint and crept up the point of inspection. A guy came up to me, signaled for me to pull over, looked at me in the face, hesitated for a second and then waved me on. What a relief. Temporary as it may have been.

So I was on my way to Gila Bend which was only about 50 miles way. I’m glad I was on the VFR since it’s got about a 250 mile range but I’d been battling the high winds all day and hauling butt through the interstate so as I arrive in Gila Bend I was about 200 miles into the tank and running on fumes.

I was certain that I was not going to get out of this place without getting gas as I did not want to be stranded in the middle of the desert at night.
I came into a Texaco and told the cashier what had happened and asked her if I could get gat by telling her the numbers to my credit card. She said no but then she told me “How about I just trust you and you pay me back?”
Dumbfounded by this woman’s generosity I quickly took her up on the offer and poured 10 bucks into the tank. Just enough to get me back home.
Thank you Nancy! You are an angel for sure.


So I limped my way back home and when I came into the garage I looked down at the GPS. I had done 579 miles that day, not hit a single twisty road and went absolutely nowhere.

What an adventure!

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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I apologize for not having pics. I'll post them when I get a chance later.

I was on my way to route 191 which is considered the Deal’s Gap of Arizona with a couple of buddies.

And the face plant was where?



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Old 10-14-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:50 AM   #4
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This will get moved.. nice story.. but bye bye from Face Plant
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:51 AM   #5
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already contacted the mob, er I mean, mod squad.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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Damn this end up with you deported!!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:02 AM   #7
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Seriously awesome job by Nancy. I am sure she will be rewarded of her generosity. And no I do not mean "that" way
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:45 AM   #8
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Seriously awesome job by Nancy. I am sure she will be rewarded of her generosity. And no I do not mean "that" way
I'll send her your return address.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:52 AM   #9
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Kinda makes you wonder if you/we should hide a cc somewhere on the bike in case of emergency.

A few years ago Bank of America came out with a keychain CC. It was small like those supermarket/CVS cards with a hole in them to put on your keychain. Obviously you would have to hide it in the bike and not leave it on the keychain.

Glad you made it back ok and that someone was able to help. I also can recall my cc number but I can't remember what I had for dinner last night.... must be the age for me
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #10
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So

have you paid Nancy yet?
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:07 PM   #11
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have you paid Nancy yet?
I was just able to retrieve some cash from my bank with my passport as ID.

Should I send her a crisp 20 or a box with dozen roses with a card from RichBebe?
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:14 PM   #12
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Send her both. Imagine what could have been without her gratitude. Angels need thanks too.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:31 PM   #13
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Cyberdos ,u should have stick with us and made z twisties and get to try some pie up on Mont-Lemon , but well u get to meet Nancy too
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:33 PM   #14
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forget the cc stash a c note. tape it to the inside of the headlight housing, the battery or the bottom of the seat. inside the spark plug socket of your tool roll.
maybe not the battery, messed up if the acid got to it b4 u did
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:52 PM   #15
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Another wallet?
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