Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Wherever you go, there you are!
Only the very first time I got on a bike, and it was my friend's KZ100 that he was selling, and I was a potential buyer. He showed me the controls, and said, "Go!", so I went. On the way back to tell him I wanted to get it, I couldn't remember how to stop, except for the front brake, but when I reached for it, the throttle turned more, causing the bike to slip out from under me, bending the brake pedal and a turn signal. Then, I HAD to buy the bike, since I "broke" it. Bent the pedal and turn signal back to straight, and rode that baby around the back yard for a few years (since I was only 13, and not allowed to ride it on the streets). That was pretty much the ONLY time I "tipped" or "dropped" a bike. NEVER done it since. Not even with my old '85 Goldwing Aspencade that was SUPER heavy! My wife, on the other hand, dropped that thing when she thought she had the kickstand down, but it wasn't fully extended, and it pinched her boot between the bike and the ground, and the first time we rode together, I had her wear my steel-toed boots, and she got it stuck under the shifter, tipping her new bike over, again, pinning her boot between the bike and the ground. At least, neither time, she was really hurt!
"My Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"
'03 Spirit 750
Ride Bells by blue flames and shadowride69 (THANKS!!)