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Offline Max

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Damn pine needles
« on: July 11, 2013, 03:03:15 am »
Well, the day has finally come... Arriving home from a twelve and a half hour day in east Texas, I low sided in my own driveway when the rear slid out on some pine needles while trying to maneuver around a glut of vehicles in the way. Results are a bent brake side mirror bracket and a scuff on the fairing mid-panel that will hopefully buff out, could have been worse... and of course, my damaged ego. *sigh* 
 >:(  :'(  :)
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Re: Damn pine needles
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 04:06:44 am »
You're right - it could have been a whole lot worse.  Glad you're uninjured and that Connie only had minor damage. 

I remember pine needles.  Hit them at the right angle and they roll like crazy.  You really do need to be careful at the end of those long, long days.  You get into the Zone and you're fine for miles and miles and miles - and then you stop and everything gets weird in a hurry.

And so it has now become my sad duty to confirm you as the 456th recipient of the uncoveted Connie Droppers Anonymous Award.  You have yet another tale to share around a Rally campfire.  My sincerest condolences!

The five most recent unfortunates:
0452 C14 Jerry Kendrick
0453 C14 Jay Kurtz
0454 C14 Todd Nordine
0455 C14 Gregory Thomas
0456 C10 John Maxson