RR: Why does stuff like this always happen to me?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Geek, May 17, 2009.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    "@$%^@%#$ @#$%@#$!!!!" I shouted as my left arm got violently jerked upward. Its amazing how something so small in a sensative area can hurt so farkin' much.

    So much for my 15" of slack. I'm now holding my hand above my head trying my best to take the tension off the hook.

    "Now what am I going to do"?

    I start laughing.
    This is absured.

    Here I am cruising at a spirited clip in 4th gear down this tight and twisty canyon with my left hand up in the air not sure how the hell I'm going to get it back down and stop the bike.

    I go through a corner.
    I try pulling on my hand and it makes me wince.
    I'm crying and laughing at the same time.
    There's no way this is really happening.

    I'm really starting to worry here. I've gotta stop sooner or later..

    I go through another corner and another... I'm sure the cars going the other direction thought I was insane.

    "Look at that man trying to untie fishing hooks while riding his motorcycle!"

    Exiting the next corner... there it is: my worst nightmare.
    Stopped traffic in my lane waiting for someone to turn left into the Pinewood motel.

    :eek1
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  2. Deadslow

    Deadslow The Whinging Pom....

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    All this reminds me of a certain Chief Inspector Clouseau:rofl
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  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The adrenaline dump was incredible.

    I never felt a thing.

    My hand got about half way to the bar (bending the rod forward) before the flesh finally tore open and released the hook. I was hard on the brakes with the right hand and right foot and had the clutch pulled in before the back tire stalled the engine.

    I stopped about 10 feet short of the car in front of me.
    I pulled over to the side... sweating my arse off and pulled out my camera...

    "Nobody is ever going to believe this"..

    [​IMG]
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  4. Milhaus

    Milhaus Made in Denmark

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    Pics Geek?? There must be pics?!

    Hope you are healing well!


    Sorry....see it now. Patience young grasshopper!
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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I continue on to my destination and as I pull in there are two fisherman standing there.

    "Great idea!" one of them says pointing to me and they both laugh.
    "Not so much" I reply and hold up my finger...

    I told them the story and they are both laughing their asses off at this stranger sitting there with his helmet on. One takes a photo and I hand him my camera and he takes this one for me.

    [​IMG]
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  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    As luck would have it I still have my full tool array in my tank bag from the Lap of the Indians Ride. In my tool kit I have some crazy glue. One drop of a glue and a little squeeze and I'm good to go. Throbbing but sealed.

    A fishing I went...

    oh this is hilarious... I just noticed something about my "fish photos"...
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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You can see my wound in each of them :poser

    [​IMG]
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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    [​IMG]
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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Darwin Award avoided... what a fantastic way to spend a day eh?

    [​IMG]
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  10. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Awesome story Geek!! :rofl :clap :clap
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  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    There is ONE conflict between fishing and motorcycling.

    Riding up the canyon every time I got splatted with a bug in my glasses I went "Darn! WOOHOO!" :D

    My current favorite bend in Big Thompson Canyon:
    [​IMG]
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  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The recommended giant nymph & worm didn't catch crap.

    I went with an emerger that looked like something floating by and ran a tiny grey/black midge that looked like the bugs under the rocks and that's what worked for my n00b arse :nod

    The pool behind that big rock is my new favorite fishin' spot :deal
    to give a sense of scale.. that rock is about 15 feet in diameter.

    [​IMG]
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  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Just before I finished up fishing, Tweetie showed up and hung out with me a while :raabia

    Heading back in the early evening light.. I couldn't help but stop and take a photo of Estes Park with Rocky Mountain National Park in the background. What a beautiful place.

    [​IMG]


    ...the end.
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  14. Mortis

    Mortis Been here awhile

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    Great story, glad you survived your fishing trip.
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  15. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    Now you have a glimps of how it feel so be a puppet.

    Funny Story!
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  16. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

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    Owie, owie, owie!!! Have you read "The River Why" by David James Duncan? If not, it's definitely time.

    Uh...so...are you up to date on your tetanus?
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  17. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Fishermen need to feel some pain, Geek. Part of the deal so you understand your quarry. I hooked a pretty good sized jack in my kayak a couple of years ago on a top water plug and he flopped at the side of the boat and drove one of the trebles through the side of my thumb. Now I have a flopping jack hooked to my thumb and my pliers, etc. are in the small tackle box a few feet in front of me. Fortunately I keep a sharp bait knife on a cord around my neck at all times for cutting loose of things like hooked manatees, sharks, etc. I cut through the side of my thumb to release myself and the jack decided he had had enough and flopped hard and released himself. Now we were both free and I could paddle back to shore.
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  18. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Nice RR/FR!
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  19. SirWrecksAlot

    SirWrecksAlot Slowventurer

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  20. Cloud9

    Cloud9 I was HERE?

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    "Now that's comedy!" :lol3


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    Seriously, you can't make this stuff-up. I'll be waiting for the movie!
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