Once again I find myself posting here....

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Rick G, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Chip,

    You must be hanging out with me too much you are starting to do the same stupid shit I do.

    Is there still a nice day ride in the cards for us before the season ends?

    Rick G
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  2. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Looking doubtful, I haven't taken a pleasure ride in 2 months. :cry

    Too much work, not enough play, makes Chip a miserable SOB...
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  3. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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    Sorry for the delay. Two cigars are sitting in a NYC mailbox as we type!:freaky

    -Eff
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  4. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Just in time for a nice Thanksgiving day smoke out on the deck to avoid the crazy in-laws. Of course I willingly married into the family knowing how crazy my wife's family is. What does that say about me?

    Thanks and looking forward to a good smoke. My wife's brother-in-law is a good guy and I will share your gift with him. He just bought a used Virago and looks at my Bonnie with lust. He is a saint for putting up with my wife's sister. I love her but she is loony bins!

    Rick G
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  5. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Sorry to hear about scratching the bike and body. I had a '04 Thunderbird Sport that I had a little tip over on. Just a little scratch on the bike but I pulled a hamstring. Wasn't sure if I would even be able to get on to ride home, then wasn't sure if I could get off the bike. Thought that leg would never heal. Believe me it took more than one cigar with the leg propped up and copious amounts of rum and coke.
    Heal well and ride safe !
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  6. Drummer

    Drummer BMW/Sonor

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    Rick - three years ago I was in a sweeping curve doing all of about 15 mph when the *%&*$ tar&gravel crap bit me. Broken ankle and many months later I was fine. Don't worry, my ankle took the bike's share of problems so the bike was fine.

    That stuff should be illegal. I have recently turned onto a secondary road and right there as the gravel starts is the sign saying, gravel surface ahead. I stop, slowly maneuver the bike so that I can get off of those darn surfaces as quickly as possible. Around here there must be four inches of gravel dumped on to the tar and left for weeks. I guess they are too worried about people complaining about the tar is why they dump so much gravel. It's that or someone state employee has a brother in the gravel business.

    Glad to hear you are basically okay.
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  7. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Tar and chip is very popular around here, especially in WPA where my accident occured. I always keep an eye out for it and excerise extra caution. One of the biggest problems with tar & chip is that it comoflages the road surface making it almost impossible to determine what is loose and what is firm.

    I hate that stuff!!

    Rick G
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  8. siclmn

    siclmn Adventurer

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    I sold a 4 month old Bonneville just because it didn't have ABS. I have gone 100,000 miles on my present bike without skidding a wheel. ABS saves you.
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