...and BAM a guardrail...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Miss Adventure, May 18, 2008.

  1. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    My name is Megan, I am larryboy's daughter and this is my first ride report. Hope you enjoy.

    This is the video of the song. Listen to the song while scrolling through the pictures. It helps tell my story.


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    Song Title: Oh My God
    Artist: Kaiser Chiefs

    Time on your side that will never end
    The most beautiful thing you can ever spend

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    But you work in a shirt with your name tag on it
    Drifting apart like a plate tectonic



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    It don't matter to me
    'Cos all I wanted to be
    Was a million miles from here


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    Somewhere more familiar


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    Too much time spent dragging the past up
    I didn't see you not looking when I messed up


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    Settling down in your early twenties
    Sucked more blood than a backstreet dentist
    It don't matter to me

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    'Cos all I wanted to be
    Is a million miles from here

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    Somewhere more familiar

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    Oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home
    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home


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    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home
    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home


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    Great rulers make for greater glory
    The only thing growing is our history
    Knock me down I'll get right back up again
    I'll come back stronger than a powered up Pac-Man


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    It don't matter to me
    'Cos all I wanted to be
    Was a million miles from here
    Somewhere more familiar
    Oh my god, I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home


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    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home
    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home
    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home


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    Oh my, god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home
    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home
    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home
    And oh my god I can't believe it
    I've never been this far away from home


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    MORE COMING!! Thanks for reading!
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  2. Elseanno

    Elseanno Drunk Monkey

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    Like the music with the report, keep it comming.... But don't forget to tell us about it in your own words too. :deal

    Elseanno
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  3. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    Got it, thanks for the help I most likley would have forgoten all about that.
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  4. mototroy

    mototroy When it doubt...GAS IT!

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    Although your lead in has me a bit nervous, Miss Adventure, you are on your way to becoming a great story teller. Great song, great pics, great time spent with your pop. Great job!!! I have two younger girls and I hope you keep them close enough to share just this kind of thing.

    Look forward to seeing and listening to the rest of your adventure.
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  5. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    Yea, well. That nervous part, you will see all about that in my next post...
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  6. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Nice report and pics.. like that song too :thumb
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Nice start kiddo!! :thumb


    I'll let you finish, then I'll add my story (after you get back from your X-ray.):kurt
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  8. bg

    bg Rainbow puppies

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    :thumb

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  9. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    Here is the rest of the ride report. I'm not going to use a song on this one because there is to much to explain. Enjoy!

    My dad [larryboy] thought it would be a great idea, since there were some straight parts on the dirt road, to teach me how to drive.

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    There I go!!

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    We were almost to the Sheet Iron, we were only about 15 miles away from camp.

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    ...and then BAM a guardrail...

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    I was doing so well for about 8 miles. I took a corner to wide stared at the guardrail and then there I went, straight into it.

    Here is what I did to the bike.

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    I completly totaled my dads motorcycle.

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    And here is what I did to myself.

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    My leg got pined inbetween the motorcycle and the guard rail. It swelled up pretty fast and as of know there is a HUGE bruise on my leg and I still can't feel parts of it.

    We waited for about two hours before some people came our way. Two guys on some BMW's stoped. These guys weren't going to the sheet iron though. They asked us if we needed any help. We told them it would be great if they could go to camp and get somebody to come out to get us. So they did. About an hour or so later two guys from the Oakland Motorcycle Club came down. I guese the guys on the BMW's told the club guys that we were part of the club. So, when they came down to help us they were pretty pissed. We were on a side car so of course we couldn't get it in the back of a truck. They gave us some water and left. We waited and waited and waited...

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    Out in the hot sun we were STUCK!!

    A guy named John stoped by. He was going to the sheet iron. He gave us an umbrella. That made us very happy. (Thanks John!)

    Once we realized that nobody came for us we had to think of a way we could get there. My dad started to get his tools out and work on the wheel.

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    We decided to put a tube in the tire and see how long we could ride it like that...

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    Right when we were about to go two more BMW guys stoped. They asked if we needed any help. We said no, but they still stuck with us. We rode about 5 miles extremly slow and the two other guys stayed with us. They then realized it would take us all night so they left. About a mile down the road once they left the tire blew and we went left. By then we were out of water and to tired to try anything else. I couldn't walk very well either.

    We decided that the next truck we saw we were going to stop it, ask for a ride and leave the bike. The next guy in a truck stoped and happened to own all the property around us. He hide the bike for us and gave us a ride into town. We were saved!!

    More to come later!! Don't stop reading!!
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  10. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Bummer you got tweaked your first time driving. We rode yesterday, and stopped off for breakfast at a Shari's... heard the song "Larryboy" and instantly thought of RM's vid of the KLR/Suzi swap.
    Heal quickly!

    edit: and now I can! Damned Gov't servers...
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  11. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    Hope I will, I go to the doctors today.
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  12. hennikerjd

    hennikerjd I am Jack's wasted life

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    nah. That's all bolt-on stuff. Heal yourself up quick and don't let it bum you out. You just learned the principle of "target fixation". I'm an expert. :rofl
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  13. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    It needed fork seals anyway. Get well soon!
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  14. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    Dont sweat it, if Dad was going to kill you he would have already:D .
    The leg will heal and Dad will buy new parts. You sure did pick the right screen name, Miss Adventure:clap :lol3 .
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  15. Cloud9

    Cloud9 I was HERE?

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    Good job on the report. Now you have a story to tell the rest of your life... and that's what motorcycling is about.

    You and the bike WILL heal... but you dad will need therapy for the rest of his life. I hope you can afford it!

    :deal


    Now get back on the horse that buck you off and keep riding. :thumb
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  16. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    Goodness, Im the one who should kill him! Letting a 15 year old ride right before the Sheet Iron!! Of course I was going to crash and screw up his bike. :rofl
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  17. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Ouch, hope you heal up fast.
    Happy to see the rail kept you on the bridge.:eek1
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  18. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    I know, I was really shakey after because if that rail wasn't there of if I didn't get stuck I could be dead right now. It was scary.
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  19. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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    You seem a lot better natured about that than I am. I read this and my jaw went slack. so much for lending a hand to a distresed rider. sorry if I'm reading this wrong but they sound like A-Holes to me.
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  20. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    Oh, your not reading it wrong at all. They were jerks. They pretty much just stared at us and asked if we were going to ride the side car on the sheet iron and we said yes and they just laughed and said really rude that you can't do that. Yea, they were rude just by the way they were driving when they came up to us.
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