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Offline RCB

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I should've know better.
« on: July 17, 2009, 02:54:00 pm »
C-10, Robert Blum, 07/17/09, COG#8572    Went to visit my Sister in St. Louis this morning, the road was asphalt with a concrete curb and a cross-section would show the road to be convex. It's as if they pile the asphalt high in the middle and then get it thin at the edge of the road so as to retain the curb, slight downhill grade.   When I pulled up there was no driveway space and if I turned around and parked on the other side it would be the same scenario, so I thought, "just for a minute", I'd get her to pull her vehicle up and let me park in the driveway. As I got off it seemed to be leaning left of center, good enough, so I released my grip on the left handlebar, nothing yet..., 2 seconds later it is moving away from me in slow motion and by the time I can get a hold of her it was too late.  I knew it was less than optimal but I did it anyway, I might as well have kicked her over myself.   I've seen plenty of bikers circling around until they find a decent spot, parking "outside of the box", etc,, I'm not big on sticking my front wheel out in to traffic but if I had gone to the uphill side of the street and nosed her out a little I wouldn't be writing this.   I settled for less and paid the price, which this time was merely a mirror re-alignment as it landed on soft grass.  As Connie weighs more than a 55 gallon barrel of oil and is about as easy to pick up I will be taking this parking business more seriously.      
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Offline Cap'n Bob

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 03:17:00 pm »
No damage! How can you feel that bad if there's no damage? ;p  Count yourself lucky. Next time may not be so forgiving.      Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

Offline Greg Habel

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 04:22:00 pm »
Robert, CDA0300    Thanks for helping us reach the 300 mark!   ;p    Glad to hear no damage.  I've come close once like that before.  I lucked out I guess.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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Offline RCB

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 04:34:00 pm »
No damage, but the lesson was learned. I had gotten real comfortable with my Connie parking skills, too comfortable.   I remember thinking one time in the garage, "Heck, I'll probably never drop it!" ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!  Thanks for the CDA#, one is enough.        
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