Okay, before anyone can post about the spectical of the adventure bike laying on its side in the Starbucks parking lot I figured I should just step in and call myself out on it That and it really was a funny sight to see. Let me paint you a little picture..... Imagine a fully farked KTM 950 Adventure taking a quick nap outside Starbucks. With a equally fully farkled rider staring down at it laughing his ass off! It was funny, my mistake, and it's location. I knew exactly what it looked like. Nothing to do but laugh at it and myself. I'm sure I looked as stereotypical "Adventure bike poser" as I could get at that moment! There I was in all my fancy gear, fancy bike and it was laying down outside Starbucks of course. So what happened? Well, let me give you a little background and the lesson to be had! I've been riding for about 32 years, I've put hundreds of thousands of miles on bikes and I know that no matter how long you ride or how good you think you are, silly little things happen. This is one of those moments. I just picked up this bike last month and only have about 2,000 miles on it. The previous owner in his infinite wisdom wired the heated grips to be on all the time and not shut off with the key. All of my other bikes has shut them down with the key. So of course I left the grips on this morning when I parked the bike! I just sold my business and decided I would take the morning off to have some coffee and read a book. Ironically, I decided to read the "Long way Round" since I have heard it is better than the show. So after spending several hours reading I came out to find a bike with a dead battery that would not start. No biggie....I've push started a dozen bikes over the years and I was on a nice little hill! Rolled the bike out, put it in neutral, clutch in, and got a nice running start. Once up to a good clip I jumped aboard......well....mostly! I nudged the shift lever with my boot mid hop!! Kicking the bike into first and with a clutch that apparently drags with the bike off.....a LOT!! Stopped the bike dead in it's tracks with me half airborne trying to mount it! I continued right on over the bike to the right side and down we went!! I actually landed on my feet and ran it off, but the bike was down!! Laughing at myself and taking mental notes on the situation......."clutch drags".... I picked the bike up and called a buddy to see if he could come give it a jump start. After all, I was at the bottom the hill now! Bike has a little more character on the crash bars, pannier and mirrors, oh well, that it what I bought it for......to have fun with!!!