an answer to anonymous email

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by barb, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. barb

    barb Guest

    I got this email this morning from somebody, probably from here, who
    seems to be annoyed that I claim to have all this riding experience yet
    I am online today and not out riding!

    The fact is, last week, my R65 copped a 'tude and the front caliper put
    a deadlock on the disc brake. I noticed the front brake felt "funny"
    when I rode over to my folx' house. The caliper sort of did a
    stranglehold on the disc. I parked out front of their house and poked it
    with a stick, and decided to put it in their garage so I could work on
    it. Pushing a bike with the front brake locked might be okay for you
    youngsters. I managed to shove it into the garage from the street. The
    first step is opening that nipple to drain the brake fluid. It was so
    locked down, the nut was beginning to round off without loosening. I
    confess, I haven't done the maintenance on my bike that I should, and
    wound up paying to have it towed to the shop, where they fixed it for a
    considerable sum. At the time, I didn't feel anything in my back, but by
    that evening, it was like a giant fire ant had sunk its pinchers into
    the region just above where your spine goes into your hips.

    Crikey! I hadda bum some pain pills off my mom, old people get the best
    drugs! The last time I experienced this kind of pain, I'd picked up a
    bucket of rocks wrong and felt something go "twoing!" in my back. I
    didn't feel anything like that while pushing my bike, but it sure wasn't
    subtle that night. Agony! No joke, it was/is horrendous.

    So you guy who wrote me, I want to make this public. If you're going to
    try to humiliate me, do it here, don't friggin email me under a cute
    nickname. I'll probably have to take it easy for a week or so until this
    pinched disc in my back gets unpinched. But I only have a motorcycle
    license, it's my only vehicle. Your email sort of pissed me off, because
    I only ride a bike, and right now, I can't. It was so lame of you to
    call me a poser because I'm not out riding today. My computer chair is
    pretty comfortable, my BMW is not.

    I just want to say that you don't know me or my history with
    motorcycles, so just get back in your air-conditioned Honda Civic and
    shut the hell up, okay? I'll be riding bikes long after you've had your
    first scare and given it up. That is all.
    Chaplain, ARSCCwdne

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    barb, Sep 9, 2007
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  2. You should've posted the original email! Let's see if we can figure
    out who the numbskull is! hasn't been this much fun in a long time.
    HardWorkingDog, Sep 9, 2007
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    barb Guest

    Alas, I deleted it in a fit of fury. I shoulda kept it, but it just
    seemed cheesily provocative and I don't want to give him/her the publicity.

    Chaplain, ARSCCwdne

    buy my book!

    read my blog!
    barb, Sep 9, 2007
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    Bruce Farley Guest

    See if it is still is on your ISP.
    Bruce Farley, Sep 10, 2007
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    Paul Elliot Guest

    It wasn't me, 'cause I drove the cage today too!

    Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the mechanics
    German, the lovers French and it is all organized by the Swiss.

    Hell is where the police are German, the chefs British, the mechanics
    French, the lovers Swiss and it is all organized by Italians.
    Paul Elliot, Sep 10, 2007
  6. An alternate plan might have been to remove the caliper
    from the bike, schlep just the caliper and master cylinder
    in to the shop, then when they came back repaired, refill
    the system and bleed it yourself.

    I'd guess that loosening the line would have relieved the
    pressure and saved your back. I think I would have tried
    that anyway.

    Hope it wasn't too painful an experience.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Sep 10, 2007
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    barb Guest

    Oh, geez, it still is. My mom gave me somthing called 'Trameton' or some
    diddly, it's a lightweight opiate. Dad asked me today if my back was
    better. How can I say? I downed the last pill this afternoon. I reckon
    by tommorow, I'll be able to tell him if I'm better or not. Once the
    drug wears off...

    Chaplain, ARSCCwdne

    buy my book!

    read my blog!
    barb, Sep 12, 2007
  8. I dunno. I don't always trust chiropracters to do the right treatment
    but in this case, I'd probably go see one to see if he could
    help put my back right. If he couldn't, I'd consider some imaging
    to make sure I hadn't done damage. A lot of times too, I can get
    stuff back in place by pulling on something like the top of a door
    as if I were starting a chinup.

    Maybe Doc Wong ? (ducking and running).

    Hope you're feeling better soon.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Sep 12, 2007
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    muddy cat Guest

    Maybe Scientology has taken it hostage.
    muddy cat, Sep 14, 2007
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    barb Guest

    Sigh, I know. *Someone* (and I'm not pointing fingers here) reported it
    as a spam blog and it got taken down. There were no links or anything,
    it was just a retelling of a story I heard that I thought was amusing.

    Try this link if you really want to read it:


    Chaplain, ARSCCwdne

    buy my book!

    read my blog!
    barb, Sep 15, 2007
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    barb Guest

    barb, Sep 15, 2007
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