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Offline Mr Orange

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How I dropped my Connie
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:05:41 pm »
I imagine this one might be a bit unique. Several years ago on a bright sunny cold winter day I decided to go for a ride. The roads were all very dry so I was being pulled to it. I made sure I had a nice clean path down the driveway to the dry road. So I suited up and very very slowly paddlefooted while feathering the clutch my way down my snow covered driveway. I couldn't get rid of it all because it is a gravel driveway. Just a mere foot before reaching the road my right foot hit a patch of ice unseen below the snow and in an instant we were down.  :-[ Getting a Concours back to the upright position on dry pavement can be a real chore so you can imagine how difficult it was in the snow and ice. It wasn't a pretty sight and it didn't help that I was dressed for a winter ride but I eventually got her back up on two wheels. My efforts were well rewarded because it was a beautiful winter ride. When I got back I stopped at the end of the driveway, opened the garage door and rode up the driveway with feet on the pegs where they belonged and into the garage. It was Miller time.  :great: So do I qualify?

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Re: How I dropped my Connie
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 09:02:27 pm »
Yep, you qualify!  Sorry to hear your winter ride got started off that way, but it sounds as if the rest of the day made up for it.  I'm really glad to hear that neither you nor Connie was seriously hurt.  I hear a lot of stories which don't end up that well.

And so it has now become my sad duty to confirm you as the 451st 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:
0447 C10 Seth Miller
0448 C14 Mike Thacker
0449 C14 John Harris
0450 C14 Don Carruthers
0451 C10 Dale Haydel