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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Kamchat, Jan 10, 2010.
Unfortunately on the way back Jimmy, on his Speed Triple, collided with a car (coming the other way) on one of the tight bends by Loch Lubnaig.
The bike went down the side of the car like a giant can opener tearing the car's rear tyre out too! :eek1..... by some miracle Jimmy managed to get his leg out of the way and managed to walk away with cuts to hands and a sore back (he's a lucky lad ..and used up another chunk of luck ).
That does make my earlier comment seem uncaring. That'll teach me to be so quick, I thought that one of you might have got done for speeding.
Apologies all round.
This is the bend in question - truck squeezing by.....
From the other direction... as you can see there is not a lot of 'run-off in either direction!
No worries mate ....
Luckily no-one was seriously injured ....just vehicle damage mostly. In fact I was able to take Jimmy home on the pillion.... so he is very much in the category of 'walking wounded' ...probably feeling a bit battered and bruised this morning though. ... but beats waking up in hospital.
A few more from last night ....20 mins before we were sitting enjoying a drink in Strathyre having had a very pleasant and 'uneventful ride up from Glasgow....
Jimmy's Triumph ..still looking immaculate at this point ...mind you, it was looking surprisingly good after the crash too considering it had hit a car and ended up lying on it's side in the middle of the A84.... those crash bungs did their job ..however it may now be a 'write off' as the engine casings are scuffed, the tank has a dent in it and the forks look like they might be bent.....
Time to leave ..around 8:00 pm - the midges were starting to make their presence felt...
We didn't get far ... about 2 miles...
My old Arai with Loch Lubnaig in the background.....
NO NO NO NO that is not a good news Kam...
I hate that bend. Too many car's towing caravans and HGV's crossing the double lines.
I stumbled upon an accident there once, an old boy on a Fireblade took it too fast and broke his collar bone. Another guy pulled up, I recognise him from your photos he rides a red & white R1.
Very true :eek1...but if you are going to have an accident - the one's you get to walk away from (like this one) are the best kind...
I agree, this is my least favourite bend on the fantastic stretch of road from Callander to Strathyre. It's the last of the tight bends before Strathyre ... I like it coming south ..but for some reason am less keen on it heading north.
Another problem with it heading north is it is slightly uphill and and faces you right into the low evening sun on evening rides ..which can be quite blinding.
'R1 guy' - It sounds like you are talking about our good friend Gordon ...he had a red and white R1 a couple of years ago ....see below
Gordon (on left) and his red/white R1 back in early 2011...
..and Gordon (white leathers) sitting next to Sarah ..
he traded that R1 in for this 'all white' crossplane crank model later in 2011..
..and he has just traded that one in for a brand new dark grey R1 (which I haven't got a photo of yet). This is his 5th R1..... so you could say he is a bit of an 'R1 fan'.
of course, but i hate that, always...:huh
That's the very chap Kam. While I'm at it, the guy with his back to you in the Spyke leathers, is he a copper?
It's a small world isn't it.
The chap in the Spyke leathers is Stewart ....no, he isn't a copper.....if you recognise him from anywhere it may be because he used to be a mechanic at Ducati Glasgow a few years back ?
Maybe that's where, although he looked like a copper I had a run in with a while back . Small world indeed .
ready soon Kam
Going somwhere nice Bubu?
Defo yes!!! never gone before, but sure it is nice, and some great moments will be share
Looking good bubu ...just shy a couple of wheels.
Another wet Sunday yesterday! ..what is it with this 'summer weather' ?!
This has to be the worst summer I can remember ...and we have had some pretty bad one's! ....Hopefully the second half will make up for the rubbish first half. Otherwise I am going to make a formal complaint. This cannot be deemed a 'summer' under the trades description act and it certainly isn't 'fit for purpose' as anyone trying to have a BBQ will testify.
Same here. The weather is grey, cold, with rain sometime, like in March or April...
Where is the spring?? of it is dead. Where is the summer? come on guy we need sun!!!
Could i sign your formal complaint too?
I'd have to agree with Kamchat Bubu. A couple of wheels would probably be handy 😃😃😃 and its good to see you are using the most important tool in any tool kit - a trusty 'Hammer'.