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Offline potshotpanda

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My first drop
« on: July 07, 2011, 05:10:11 pm »
Well, as much as I hate to admit it, I have joined the ranks of CDA.   I took a more roundabout, curvey route home yesterday and ended up following a bus carrying some summer school kids.   I was 3rd in line behind the bus, following a pickup truck.   In the middle of a small town with all sorts of witnesses, the bus pulled over to the side to let some kids off.   The pickup truck started to pass the bus and make a left turn, when 2 people (1 adult, 1 kid) came around the front of the bus to cross the road.   The truck stopped and I was caught off guard.  At about 0.0001 mph, I lost control of the bike and gently laid it down on the asphalt in front of all those witnesses.   Fortunately, I was able to pick her right back up, get her restarted (used the kill switch to turn it off immediately upon the laydown) and rode off into the sunset.   When I got home, I inspected for damage, gleefully finding none.   The left mirror, which needs to be tightened up, was the only thing that moved and was easily fixed.   
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Offline CRocker

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Re: My first drop
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 07:54:20 pm »
Glad to hear you're OK!
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Offline booger

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Re: My first drop
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 08:22:50 pm »
It happens.  It's embarrasing.  But you and the bike are OK.  That's great. 

You will forget about it until it happens again. :-[

Offline timmerz

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Re: My first drop
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 04:14:29 pm »
That's the best kind of down-age, except for the witnesses! Glad you and the bike came out of it cheerfully!

Offline Awaz

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Re: My first drop
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 03:12:09 pm »
wow ! you did not even got a scratch on those bags? I do not know about you guys, but those two bags stick out like some thick buns on a silver chick !
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