Dirt Road Cowboy's Ramblin' & East Texas Trippin'

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Dirt Road Cowboy, May 8, 2011.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    When in Japan and renting a Sportster with the weird low handlebars and some crash bars, I was turning around in a road with some light dirt and the damn thing slipped out from under me.

    I don't drop street bikes, hardly ever. Of street bikes I've owned or ridden I dropped my Eliminator (first road bike where I pulled a rookie) and when I took over my dad's K1200LT I dropped it once turning around in an off camber parking lot and then I totalled it another time. I'm not including dirt or race track times.

    Those bars on that bike kept it from falling far and no damage other than some scratches to said bars. Couldn't even tell it had been dropped.
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  2. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    I don't usually drop street bikes either, but I take full blame for the bone head mistake of looking for a good photo instead of the road.

    The access road was fairly steep, and I should have been paying attention to the surface conditions. The bars were slightly turned to the right, and we slid while basically stopped.

    I'm glad Sheree was able to get off the bike before it went down. She's not even upset about it, just sorry that I got hurt.

    My forward control footrests probably helped prevent a lot of damage. The pipes and mirror only got scuffed when I finally got my foot free.
    I should put the crash bars on sometime though. They're still sitting here on the floor in front of me. :doh
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    I spent a few years maintaing a Medical BO105CBS4; loved that underpowered thing.
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    As Forest Gump said "sometimes shit happens". It happens to all of us. I've had a few bikes fall over because I didn't extend the sidestand all the way:dirtdog

    One time I hurt myself because of that. The bike falling over didn't hurt. Picking up a 750+ pound Yamaha Venture hurt my back!
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  5. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    * Warning! Post contains not very nice bruised foot photos! *

    These cell phone photos really don't show the swelling and bruising that well. The colors are off too. The yellow tint makes it look like I have jaundice.

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    Still sore and swollen. I haven't tried to put my boots on yet, so we'll see how it goes.






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    Sorry, I just can't bring myself to "like" the last post:D
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  7. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Yeah, I know. Cell phone pic quality sucks! :lol3



    I got my boots on, and took a test ride. :wings :ricky

    No problems with braking, or holding the bike up.

    Just don't expect -> :rilla

    :lol3
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  8. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    So, for our first real ride of the day (test rides don't count :nono ), Sheree wanted to head out 10 miles or so to the Cross Brand Cowboy Church.

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    Yep, that's a cow skull above the door! :nod

    They hold services in a rodeo arena.

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    It's big.

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    And it has an authentic smell that is not incense! :pope


    I got a couple of outside shots too.

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    Big!

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    Notice there's more dirt, grass, sand and gravel? I'm not gonna let a little thing like a broken toe stop me! :lol3


    We headed back after that.

    To be continued . . .

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  9. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    I tried to get some shots of the Camp Fannin Memorial, but there wasn't much to shoot. They haven't been keeping up with it.

    Maybe when the Covid stuff is over?

    Sheree saw this nice tunnel of trees.

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    So we went through, and I saw they were juniper trees. I'm allergic to junipers, so we didn't hang around long! :lol3

    And that was our morning ride.

    I was able to handle it with my foot being messed up, so we're planning our next trip right now.

    Stay tuned . . .


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  10. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    I almost couldn't get my boot on for the second ride. I think my foot's getting fat!
    The darkness has definitely spread across the whole foot. It's only a flesh wound, I've had worse! :lol3

    So, we got it together, and headed out to get some pics for y'all. :nod

    We found a nice bridge going over the tracks, and decided that it would make a good shot.

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    And with the sun heading west, we thought about looking for some rustic areas to try to get some country shots with the golden sunlight. :-)


    And then . . .


    Y'all ain't gonna believe this sh!t! . . .




    :baldy

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    Some :asshat basically ran us off the road and kept going!

    Yeah, we went down hard! :muutt :becca


    Both pipes bent this time.

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    And the mirror hit again, and I need a new brake line! :dirtdog

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    Some nice people stopped and offered help, but we had things somewhat under control.


    Sheree was a bit shook up, and I got her under some shade, and gave her a bottle of cold water while I started working on Serenity.


    To be continued . . .
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  11. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    When I was working to get Serenity ready to go, I started to feel my own little boo boos!

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    And the one on the knee.

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    So yeah, that's gonna leave a mark! :thwak


    Fortunately, Sheree is okay. No cuts, scrapes or bruises.


    So, that's where we are right now. You guys may have to wait a little bit for more pics. :augie

    We'll see . . .


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    Glad you’re okay, rub some dirt in it.
  13. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    I already did. Dirt, sand, gravel, whatever else was there! :lol3

    Also a bruised shoulder, and might have cracked a rib too! :fpalm

    :p3rry


    :doh


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    Well that sucks. I hope you heal up quickly and I'm Glad Sheree is OK. It certainly could have been worse.
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    D@mn...

    glad to hear that you are both OK... and that Serenity got a few more scrapes instead of serious damage...

    get some adult beverages, sit back a while, relax, order that new brake line, and get that crash bar installed if you haven't done so while you heal up...
  16. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    Thanks.

    It's just a flesh wound. Ive had worse! :lol3

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  17. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    Yeah, healing up for a bit might be a good idea.

    Then again, I do have a second bike . . . :hmmmmm

    :augie


    :lol3

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    So, how ya feelin today?
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  19. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    Stupid! Painfully stupid! :lol3

    2 days in a row having the front wheel lock up and wash out! :baldy



    I'll be okay. It hurts to breathe, and walk, but it will heal up. I've been trying to keep all the joints moving so I don't stiffen up too much. It was hard to not ride today, I just didn't want to push it by riding the GL1000 and dealing with holding the weight at stops. The recovery time will do me some good. I could have rode the sporty, but I don't want to trust that brake line.

    Tomorrow, I'll get the new brake line ordered, and hopefully it won't take too long to get here. Nothing else really got damaged too badly. I may need to get some mirrors soon since these have been banged up a couple of times.

    It all could have been worse, so I'm thankful that we both were able to ride away.


    Thanks for asking about us. :thumb
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  20. Chillis

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    Damn!

    This is why I try to get as far away from people as possible!

    Been noticing lately in California that the drivers on twisty roads can't keep their vehicles in their lane.

    I think you may be ready for some ADV style tires on Serenity!