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Originally Posted by Richrd
For some reason it makes me think of gumby....... .

Dos Honduros. Goldwing motocross

Not in your wildest dreams would I even think of destroying two gold wings on purpose in such a manner.

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But since you’ve invoked inappropriate dirt bike memes...

Just for you Richard ... madness on the half shell!


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Contrast that with me on the Firebird last week up near Suches scouting out routes.

[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/R5GLzYZs_N4 [/video]


Alas Not very exciting.

(sigh)

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maaybe if someone has an extra 250 dirtbike to loan, I may tag along.


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Originally Posted by Lannis
The old hound is on everyone's heels, and I can hear it barking behind me...

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Sorry to report boys, but at least one old hound has found me. Sat, Aug 1, I had an appointment with a BBQ sandwich in Brevard, NC. Really a road test for my new-to-me R100 which had only just gotten running. Topped a LH sweeper on NC 281 near Toxaway and found storm silt covering the entire lane. It was all over in 1 second, with me and the bike separately (and inelegantly) sliding down our lane, both on our left sides.

I won't be back on a bike anytime soon, and will probably not even be driving by the get together date, so I have to bow out.

Still happy to supply route information for those wanting to visit the Toccoa Military Museum or other area trips. I even have primitive camping facilities for 4 or 5 (and bike repair) if they want to explore the fabulous roads around the GA-NC-SC corner, before or after.

I'll forward full contact info to Gordon, Lannis, Rich, Marlin & Gumby. A PM here gets me an email notification.

All the best.


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Originally Posted by RF Whatley
Originally Posted by Lannis
The old hound is on everyone's heels, and I can hear it barking behind me...

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Wow, that's ugly. How did you get you and the bike off the travel lanes? or did that happen naturally?

There'll be a mechanical fix for THAT, I'm sure, involving exotic-alloy plates and expensive little screws!

Heal up quick and painlessly ....

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Darn darn darn Richard. Not freakin fair. Heal up dude.

🙏🏼 On the way.

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Did that to both of my collar bones. Fortunately , years apart! Hope you are coping. As ever, if you need anything...


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...same we are all nearby.

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Originally Posted by Lannis
Wow, that's ugly. How did you get you and the bike off the travel lanes? or did that happen naturally?

There'll be a mechanical fix for THAT, I'm sure, involving exotic-alloy plates and expensive little screws!

Heal up quick and painlessly ....
• I got to thank the Lake Toxaway Fire & Rescue Squad for that. They arrived in seconds. After making sure I knew the President, they got me up. That's when it got scary. The ambulance was from Transylvania Regional. But that's another, long fireside story.

The Fire & Rescue guys scooped up my bike and took it back to the station. No towing fee or anything. Then they talked the NC State Patrol out of a ticket. ("That bike is way too old !") Then they stored it for free until my brother could pick it up. Four firemen then lifted it onto his trailer. As restitution, a huge donation way made to their Christmas Party fund.

My lovely bride of 40 years picked me up. I talked so much about the sandwich that she decided on some drive-thru dining on the way home.

• Precisely 22 to be exact !! Not clear at this point if the thread pattern was SAE, DIN, or ISO.

• I marked each spot that hurt with grape jelly to help the doctors...

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The bone doesn't hurt, but my torso is bruised all over.


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DANG!!!!!

That's gonna leave a mark, I think...

Sorry man, but glad you ain't dead.


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Me and another guy on our Guzzi Centauros (we had matching ones) were riding home over the Blue Ridge from our December 2004 "Third Saturday SW Virginia Moto Guzzi Lunch Ride" ... it was about 36 degrees and had not rained in weeks, so we weren't worried about ice ... we were riding up the twisty little "Alleghany Springs Road" from the valley at Shawsville VA up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, having a great time ...

... when we rode onto a little wooden bridge under shady trees over a trout stream, at about 45 MPH. The bridge was covered with glare ice, you couldn't even walk on it. The bikes both went over like mousetraps snapping shut, no swerving and thinking you can catch it, just WHAM and we were down.

The bikes slid across the bridge into the ditch on the other side of the bridge, I fetched up against the bridge railing, and he slid down the middle of the road.

I had whacked the bridge deck with my helmet and fallen hard on my side, so I was seeing stars and had the wind knocked out of me. Greg (the other guy) had slid off the ice and got on his feet before I did, and helped me sort of crawl off the bridge onto the road - the bridge was too slick to get to my feet on.

Greg had "Been There Done That" before ... prior to coming to see how I was, he went over to the bikes, which were still idling on their sides, and hit the kill switches before the oil pickups noticed that they weren't in the oil any more! He saved both engines with quick thinking.

When I staggered to my feet he said "Stop. Adrenaline is pumping, you could be hurt really bad and not know it yet. Try to raise your arms above your head." So I raised my my hands up high, and he said "Good - neither one of us broke a rib or collarbone - if we had, we couldn't do that."

We checked the bikes, beat the foot and hand levers back to where we could use them, and rode home (about 120 miles). When I walked into the house, Fay instantly knew I'd been down - my helmet was abraded, my gear shredded, even my left boot ripped up. But all the gear had done its job - not a scratch on me.

I was so sore for the next three days I dreaded getting out of bed in the morning ....

So I can imagine how YOU'RE feeling with an actual bone coming to bits!!

Lannis


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RF sorry to hear about your spill. I was looking forward to meeting you. Speedy recovery! Dave


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Dammm if. Now who's going to tell the stupid jokes?


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Maybe your better looking younger brother can drive you over in the car for a beer


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OUCH!
I broke mine riding a bicycle, but not nearly that badly. Mine was only in two pieces.
Hope you have a nice recliner to sleep in, getting out of bed is seriously difficult.
So glad that it wasn't worse. Heal well.


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Damnit Richard.....what everybody else said about “glad it wasn’t worst”. IF you get cabin fever I will be MORE than happy to ferry you both ways. Consider at least our group dinner Saturday........we can wait on you hand and foot and all you have to do is sit there. I’m not joking.......it’s doable and you sir are a BIG part of what this site is all about.

Rest up, heal quickly and consider it?

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Originally Posted by Richrd
Dammm if. Now who's going to tell the stupid jokes?
I might've been able to fill in with that scenario, but it ain't happening for me, either.

Even though I'm old and gray, I still have a 4th grader & 9th grader about to start covid-era school right about the time of the camp-out; my wyfe can't deal with all that is involved, without me pitching in.

How many BritBike forum mods does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

ONE.

He holds the lightbulb, and the world revolves around him...

I'll be sending some Malcolm "BritBodger" Dixon memorabilia to Gordon, for a few folks to take something home to remember him with.

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Damn...makes me cringe just looking at it eek Heal well and quickly Richard.
Gumby-thanks for the leads, opn lodging. Grampy doesn't like sleeping on the ground.


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R.F.! Dang...
I will be riding down on the Hinckly but will accept offers of a loaner 2sport to participate. Heh


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Just wanted to say for any of you riding down. If you want ( just PM me) I can supply you your own cooler and camp chair for the weekend......no worries.

I also have a twin ( easily fits in a two person tent) air mattress I’m bringing along. First come first served.

For riders if there is anything else you might need that I can help with just let me know.

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It sounds like a real great camp. Wish I could join but its a nogo across the pond..


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Originally Posted by Richrd
Dammm if. Now who's going to tell the stupid jokes?

I lost both arms in a motorcycle accident.
I think there’s something wrong with my legs too, but I just can’t put my finger on it.


How am I doing ? laughing


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What a coincidence, I just had a camouflage jacket stolen from me by a guy who lost his legs in a motorcycle accident.

I put the word out ... "You can hide, but you can't run!"


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Bill, when are you going south .


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