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Offline Mike G

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I joined today...
« on: May 09, 2012, 10:39:33 am »
Coming down the off ramp today, fourth in line to turn right on red.  First guy looks left and goes, 2nd looks and goes, 3rd looks and goes, I look and go BUT third guy DIDN'T GO!!  He stopped about half-way so I grab the front brake leaned over for the turn and down I go.  I tried to pick it up by the bars (yeah, right!)  then I turned around with my butt against the seat and grabbed the handlebar and grab handle and it came up suprisingly easy.  I flipped the side-stand down, jumped on and off to work I go.  Small scuff on the mirror and front corner of the bag was the only damage.  Guess I don't have to worry THAT anymore.

Mike G

Offline Conrad

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Re: I joined today...
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 10:53:28 am »
That stinks! Sorry about that chief.
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Offline ZG

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Re: I joined today...
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 10:55:35 am »
Welcome to CDA Mike!

Offline Mike G

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Re: I joined today...
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 12:40:03 pm »
Thanks Conrad and ZG, coulda been worse.  At least the antler didn't crack and now I know it's not that big a deal to pick it up.  Hope I never have to do it again though.

Mike G

Offline Rhino

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Re: I joined today...
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 01:38:25 pm »
Bummer! But sounds like not too much damage.

Offline mcclaskeyj

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Re: I joined today...
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 11:16:58 am »
Good thing you didn't lose a mirror like my first C14 did!

I bought the MCE bars when they first came out for our bikes and haven't ever gotten to use them since....it's almost like they're protecting me from even going down.  ;D
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Offline Conrad

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Re: I joined today...
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 11:22:24 am »
Good thing you didn't lose a mirror like my first C14 did!

I bought the MCE bars when they first came out for our bikes and haven't ever gotten to use them since....it's almost like they're protecting me from even going down.  ;D

It's a variation on Murphy's law.

The surest way to never drop your bike is to buy some tip over protection.
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