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Redneck Rescue

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by gearnut, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    Carry an extra six pack of Shiner Bock. :deal





    :1drink
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  2. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Don't feel like the lone ranger. I've been places back in those woods where I had to have a friend ride the bike out cause I for the life of me get it up the dang wet, slick, rocky, off camber, tree covered, 30% grade.

    Good story. :clap
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  3. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    :clap

    And well told!
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  4. safetywire

    safetywire Been here awhile

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    Great story thanks for posting!
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  5. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish Supporter

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    I seem to meet the nicest people in unlikely situations.. Great report, thanks for sharing..
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  6. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Just sat down with popcorn and the story's over:cry
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  7. Tucos

    Tucos Been here awhile

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    Funny story and well told. I enjoyed it very much. Glad it all turned out.
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  8. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Nice report. I grew up in Northern AR, it is a great place with lots of nice people.
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  9. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    You have the ability to tell a good story! Loooking forward to more of your "work" in the future:clap
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  10. Elsinore

    Elsinore Adventurer

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    Fun read, thanks!
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  11. CoolBenge

    CoolBenge Been here awhile

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  12. monkey

    monkey Adventurer

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    " ....this here river don't run down no Aintree...."
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  13. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    Great story, and as others have said, well told. You have a nice writing style.

    The two who rescued you are pretty typical of folks throughout this area. They may look rough...and may be engaging in behavior that folks from other places are nervous about, but they are good folks who will go out of their way to help a stranger without hesitation. After all, they have spent their lives doing stupid shit in the middle of nowhere and can relate to your problem:rofl BTDT myself.

    The best statement in the report was about being a teen and learning how to drink, drive and shoot all at the same time. All too true and brought back a lot of memories:deal
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  14. gearnut

    gearnut Adventurer

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    WaywardSon you're exactly right. Meeting these folks brought back lots of memories for me also. The guy who fixed my tire told me that "I'm the type of guy that if I can't get you back on the road I'll put you up for the night and feed you, then tomorrow we'll get what we need to get you on the road" and I believed him. Of course I was REALLY hoping not to find out if that was true as he was using his last patch on his 3rd attempt to fix the tube.
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  15. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    Reminds me of some of my buddies. The remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through here Sunday morning with winds upwards of 60 mph. Trees down everywhere. These guys load up the trucks with chainsaws, generator/welders,beer,.....borrow (steal) a backhoe and spend the next 10 hours clearing trees off of roads & neighbors property. If they drove past your house & you had a problem, they took care of it. All on their dime. And had a good time doing it.

    Probably no one who had a tree across the road to their house was offended by the fact that every truck probably contained at least one gun and a cooler of beer. Good bunch of guys and better neighbors.
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  16. dirtbikeslob

    dirtbikeslob Been here awhile

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    guys like those rednecks kind of restores your faith in mankind sometimes.:thumb
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  17. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    Hell yea! Amen and pass the amunition.... :clap
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  18. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Classic southern style living and trip report. Thanks for sharing. I just love roaming the back roads of Arkansas. Both gravel and paved.
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