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Offline Patrick_Whitehead_VA

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Dang IT!!!!
« on: August 24, 2008, 10:54:00 am »
My first longish ride on my new (bought it with 560 miles) Connie.  This is also the first non-pure sport bike I have ever owned/ridden.    So I ride down to Williamsburg to hang out with a friend of mine, and his family.  We meet up in a parking lot down there and I try to be   Mr. Cool With The New Bike and do a little turn around into the parking spot right beside him.  At this point he hasn't seen me yet.  So, I   am in this sharp, slow left hand turn, got the distance and clearance all worked out and....I would like to blame a knee weak from   recent surgery, I would like to blame uneven terrain, heck I would like to blame the alignment of the Moon with Venus, but the truth is I   just plain let it get too far leaned to the right and over she went.  At first my buddy didn't notice, even though I was only about 3 feet   from him but when I tried to pick it up it was still running and he sure enough heard the engine rev, so now I have witnesses as well.  I   tried to blame the red face on the effort required to rite the beast.  There ya go, my story, and now I feel a little better about things.  The only   damage was a little scuff on the right bag, down in the black part of the trim, whew!    2008 C-14  900 miles give or take.  Event occured early April '08    Patrick  
« Last Edit: August 24, 2008, 10:57:00 am by Patrick_Whitehead_VA »

Offline Greg Habel

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Dang IT!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 08:18:00 pm »
Patrick, CDA0282.  Check out the FAQ.  There's a link to download a sticker you can print out after adding your CDA number.    Glad to here the damage was very minimal.  Connie on her side like a beached whale is quite the site!    Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010/7010a Tracey  CDA 120  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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Offline Ronan

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Dang IT!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 05:39:00 pm »
So I am the friend who saw this and yes I found it quite funny until I now have to come forward and admit I just did the exact same thing, in Patricks driveway with my 10 day old connie.  So there you have it "hi my name is Ronan, and I am a connie dropper"!!!!!  
« Last Edit: April 02, 2009, 08:44:00 pm by Ronan »

Offline smithr1

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Dang IT!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 07:05:00 pm »
Alright I am assigning parking lot practice time for the both of you.  We do not want this virus getting out of hand.  You have your assignments not get out there and ride!   Well if the weather will let you.  LOL hehehe  Rally weekend for me...   ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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Offline Ronan

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 09:09:00 pm »
ahhh do we have to????  he started it  

Offline NCDave

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Dang IT!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 10:25:00 am »
I think the two of you should not hang out with each other!  :o