Monday, September 20, 2010
For all my motorcycle (Bike) friends and future bikers. If you, bikers, deny this has ever happened to you, you may not be telling the truth or your time is coming. If you own a motorcycle long enough your day will come. In my case it has came 3 times over 10 years.
Just put on another set of Metzler ME880's, expensive tires for you non-motorcyclist, on my bike. I went to the motorcycle shop to pick up my bike with my NEW tires! I was excited to get them out on the rode and get them "scrubbed in" before I get to aggressive on the corners and wet weather. (New tires are slippery until they get ruffed up a bit), I pay for the install and the Owner/Manager's last words, before I left the store, to me was, "be careful with those new tires, they are slick" and I said "I know I will be careful". I get to my bike, jumped on, and in a single motion pulled the bike upright (more that upright, see last few words), put my foot down to stop the vigorous swift motion to upright position, promptly lost footing, teaches me a lesson to put on proper shoes next time, on my right foot, bike promptly falls over, I think I had to much inertia going???!!! So much for my high school physic's. I go rolling on ground, female in huge 4X4 looking down at me, I am frantically trying to save my fragile ego (not working),.......and all that before I move 1" to wear in my new tires!!! I could only say, "boy these new tires are really round!!" I then thank everyone in the store, it emptied out, who ran out to my rescue help pull my 900 lb bike up, the audience in front of the store showing sympathy, I know some had to have their mouth open in dismay.....I start-up the bike and ride "slink" off into the sunset . Think I could list this all under Strength Exercise?