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Offline backinthesaddle

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Never thought I'd be posting to this thread
« on: May 27, 2014, 03:44:09 pm »
Yep. Yesterday. After taking my Connie through the neighborhood with fresh rubber, I pull into the driveway to put on some boots and jacket to head out further on the roads. Our driveway is elevated as it approaches the garage. I normally back out of the garage and into the turnaround. For some unknown reason I decide I'm going to circle the upper driveway and head through the turnaround. As I make the turn the bike is over on me in a split second. I managed to catch it and gently lay her down. Immediately I pick her up. looking around to see if any of the neighbors witnessed this debacle. No one around.  :'(

Very little damage, just scraped the mirror a bit. Still do not know what happened? Maybe the new tires let go? Not sure.

Pride and right hamstring hurt in Alabama.  >:(
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Re: Never thought I'd be posting to this thread
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 10:52:25 pm »
A low-speed turn on an incline?  You would be amazed at how many Connies meet the ground in exactly that way.  Sorry to hear your hamstring is sore but glad that Connie wasn't damaged.  You'll heal; Connie has to be repaired.  And your incident does qualify you for the CDA Award except for one thing.

You need to be a full COG member.  Don't worry, we don't make you drop her again after you've joined in order to qualify!  Most folks join if they hang around a while and like what we do here, so just drop me a line after that happens and we'll add you to the roster.

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Offline RodWpg

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Re: Never thought I'd be posting to this thread
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 11:20:03 pm »
oww sorry to hear. As to what happened, because you decided to do it different this time, perhaps you were looking where you DIDN'T want to go. Hard thing not to do sometimes.
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