High heels and v-stroms don't mix

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Little Bike, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. LuluOfDenver

    LuluOfDenver The peanut gallery.

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    So glad you didn't get hurt!

    I on the other hand am a short girl and only get my toes on the ground when I ride my F650GS. I have found, however that my couple pairs of 3 1/2" heeled boots do better for me because I can leverage the bike better with my whole foot touching the ground, even if its only on a 1" wide heel.

    The best part of that was that you had no witnesses. It's usually the pride that hurts the most!
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  2. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Damn, if only someone would've video taped that...you'd be a youtube hit :evil

    Take the boxes off and have a closer look. I'm not familiar with the system but it sounds like you might have knocked mounting screw inserts loose?

    And don't worry...you'll drop it again, like the rest of us :lol3
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  3. Little Bike

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    I'll take a look - I bet you're right.

    You're right - I'll drop it again! The only thing that hurts is that I don't even have the plates yet!!

    Thank goodness for dark parking lots!!!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  4. Little Bike

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    Thanks! I love those boots or at least we now have a love/hate relationship :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  6. bajadog

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    None the worse for the wear.....:evil

    So nobody came out to help?:huh
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  7. Little Bike

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    The music was turned up pretty loud, I doubt anybody heard a thing. Thank goodness!!!! :lol3
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  8. Little Bike

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  9. primate

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    Has to be one of the best leg humps I've ever seen. :lol3 Hittin on a girl while she's down..
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  10. CaptnSlo

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    Great story. Drops happen to all of us - no shame there - and the best bikes are built to take a little abuse - but your account is the first I've heard involving heels. At least you and your heels and your bike survived practically unscathed and, most important, you looked good for the party (that's all that really matters :D)

    Nice bike, btw! Is this the Rebel's replacement?
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  11. Little Bike

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    Yeah, my little Wee Beastie is destined for Craig's list. :cry
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  12. viverrid

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    I'm not quite understanding the mechanics of why you couldn't push hard enough with those heels. Not like they are stilettos that sank into a gravel lot.
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  13. LuluOfDenver

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    LittleBike--you sound like me. I've got the 4wd Tacoma, all the tools--chain saw included), but only one other bike. I'm working on finding a smaller dirt bike though. I may have to pick one up before heading out to SD.
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  14. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    When you're wearing heels most of the force from your foot to the ground is coming from the ball of your foot, not your whole foot. I think what happened was that when I pressed down with the amount of foot I could it wasn't engaging the big leg muscles like putting down a whole foot. Best physiological guess.
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  15. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    I really like my xt250 - I can put my feet down when I screw up!
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  16. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    That sounds about right. It takes some time to learn the mechanics of getting your heel down while wearing anything over 2" tall, and a really good sole with a metal arch in it.

    I usually don't get on the bike in anything more than 1.5", it's just annoying.
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  17. viverrid

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    Eh, I don't mean to argue with you on this (unlike usually around here!) and I don't wear heels. But okay, yeah the ball of you foot bears on the ground, as you press more wouldn't the boot heel also bear on the ground? Not like you're trying to keep the heel off the ground, right? Ehh, what happened happened, so that's your explanation and you're sticking to it!
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  18. CaptnSlo

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    More surface area (flat shoes) = more stability. Conversely...
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  19. Little Bike

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    If you don't wear heels it's a little hard to explain, but I could feel that the big leg muscles just weren't working like they would with flat shoes. Grab some heels and give it a try! :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  20. Little Bike

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    yup
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