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Caught Myself With An Interesting Thought

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Old 09-11-2014, 09:02 PM
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When I rode my bike to work today it was gorgeous; sunny, 93 or so and medium humidity.
Just as I was shutting things down at the office, the bottom fell out of the sky. So I waited a bit, like 2 hours. When I did leave, there was still water standing in the road. The closer to home I got, the worse it was. I caught myself thinking I didn't want to wreck, not because of getting hurt. I kept thinking about messing up my bike. I guess that sums up which I value more my health, or my bike.
 
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:25 PM
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Haha, that reminds me of when I layed it down a couple of years ago.

It was rush hour at an insanely busy intersection after a few minutes of rain. It wasn't serious, I probably lost the rear at 10-15 mph. Anyways, I had already converted my bike to a fighter (it was my "acerbis+no side fairings=streetfighter" period). I picked the bike up and it started right away, like I said, it wasn't serious. I immediately jumped back on and rode home.

As I was riding away, I stuck my hand down the side of the tail and felt no rash, I shouted in excitement. I glanced down and saw there was no damage on the engine covers or the gas tank - I was thrilled - ecstatic!

All of this in despite of the huge gash my knee suffered.
 

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Old 09-12-2014, 02:18 PM
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ive had that same thought several times, most notably two years ago. I had just finished painting my F3 the night before, just got the plastics back on that morning and spent the evening riding with a friend. we were on a backroad heading back to town and he rode past a deer, scared it. It then started to run in the ditch, darted into the road about an inch in front of my front tire. My only thought was "NOT THE PAINT!!!"
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:38 PM
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I'll mend. Quality parts for an old bike are hard to find. :-)
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:23 PM
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A few weeks ago I participated in a low speed low-side. As I crawled to the bike to shut it down all I could think of was how damaged the bike was. Guess we do put important thing first, don't we.
 
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:15 PM
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Scars are kinda cool. Broken plastics aren't. I still have a scar on the back of my hand from a low side that happened like 35 years ago. I still think of how it messed up my sweet SL 125.
 
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