Saved from a ride to LA!

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by barb, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. barb

    barb Guest

    Okay, I wasn't "saved." It was a friend's 60th birthday party in
    Burbank, at which I undoubtedly would've eaten and drunk too much, and
    spent the night on the couch rather than drive home at 0:dark30.

    Friday, a friend came by to drop off a better computer than this one. In
    his enthusiasm, he backed his car into my front tire, knocking the bike
    over. No harm, it seemed.

    So, yesterday, I'm all packed for the weekend and ready to go. You know,
    leather pants, jacket, MP3 headphones in my helmet, heading to gas up.
    Oh, hey, my foot is wet halfway down the block! It's gas. I stop, get
    off, to see a cute little fountain of fuel spooting out of the gas line
    that goes through the engine case to the right carb. Turn the petcock
    off, fountain goes away. The line split right at the case, apparently
    when the bike fell over. So, I rolled back down the hill to my driveway.

    It's hot. Too hot to work on a bike in the afternoon sun beating down on
    my driveway. Today, same thing. I dug through my motorcycle stuff in the
    closet and found a nice piece of fuel line long enough to reach. But
    it's still hot, and I'm a weenie. Eh, I'll do it. Manana. Or when I
    desperately need to go somewhere. I'm out of coffee. I desperately need
    to go to the grocery store so guess I'd better get crackin. Thing is,
    I'm running out of coat hangers, and the best way to feed the new line
    through the case is by running it over a coat hanger wire.

    Oh well. Glad I didn't notice this half-way up to Los Angeles. Tch, the
    life of a motorcycle rider...
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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC


    "Comparing Scientology to a motorcycle gang is a gross, unpardonable
    insult to bikers everywhere. Even at our worst, we are never as bad as
    Scientology."
    -ex-member, Thunderclouds motorcycle "club"
     
    barb, Jul 2, 2007
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  2. reminds me of a few years ago, when my 750 just quit running around
    Squaw Rock on US 101 north of Cloverdale on the way to Eureka.

    I never did get to my destination & wound up trucking the bike back to
    SF. Problem???

    OUT OF GAS!! (d'oh!!)

    My conclusion was that sometimes, I just weren't supposed to take that
    ride right then. That's my belief; yours may differ .

    So, for whatever reason/higher authority/simple-twist-of-fate/etc.you
    choose,...that's the end result.

    If it had turned out really bad, there's no chance to second-guess, no
    "next time".
     
    hxjx.radio.outlaw, Jul 3, 2007
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  3. barb

    barb Guest

    I agree with you. It wasn't meant to be. Who knows, I coulda got hit by
    a moose on the freeway or worse, Paris Hilton! I just go with the flow.
    There's no point in wasting effort railing against the Powers That Be. :)

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC
    http://members.cox.net/bwarr1/index.htm

    "Comparing Scientology to a motorcycle gang is a gross, unpardonable
    insult to bikers everywhere. Even at our worst, we are never as bad as
    Scientology."
    -ex-member, Thunderclouds motorcycle "club"
     
    barb, Jul 5, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    If you get hit by a moose on the freeway between SF and LA, then you
    know that the Powers That Be meant that it was Not Meant To Be. ... and
    you'd probably get the RCMP after you.
     
    Timberwoof, Jul 5, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    Radical Champions of Moose Protection?
     
    Rich, Jul 5, 2007
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  6. The human mind anthropomorphizes a supreme being because it cannot
    accept a nature which is anything but human. The mind has to find
    logical reasons for whatever happens.

    There is a cause (reason or logic) for everything that happens in the
    universe, sometimes it's a natural cause (reason or logic) that seems
    so completely random that whatever happens originates in Chaos.

    In this case, *you* were the proximate cause (reason or logic) of your
    own problem. You didn't do a good enough job of inspecting the damage
    caused by your motorbike being knocked over, so now you want to blame
    Fate, Predestination, Kismet, or the Geico Brownies.

    And, maybe you think that by not going to Los Angeles, you may have
    missed some unpleasant experience that the mysterious and inscrutable
    Force has planned for you.

    If you're going to think that way, why not mourn the Wells Fargo bag
    with a million $$$ in it that you didn't find because you didn't go?

    Remember what the swami said: "Cause is effect unrevealed, effect is
    cause revealed."
     
    Two Wheels Good, Four Wheels Bad, Jul 5, 2007
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  7. barb

    Timberwoof Guest

    Royal Canadian Moose Protectors
     
    Timberwoof, Jul 5, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    Royal Canadian Moose Protectors
    [/QUOTE]
    Who looks after Squirrel?
     
    Rich, Jul 6, 2007
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  9. barb

    barb Guest

    You coulda saved yourself the lecture. Guess you can't tell when I'm
    kidding.
    Oh, and the Wells Fargo bag? It fell off an armored truck in front of a
    friend of mine. The bag burst and money flew everywhere. This was in SF
    around 1990-91. You can look it up!

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC
    http://members.cox.net/bwarr1/index.htm

    "Comparing Scientology to a motorcycle gang is a gross, unpardonable
    insult to bikers everywhere. Even at our worst, we are never as bad as
    Scientology."
    -ex-member, Thunderclouds motorcycle "club"
     
    barb, Jul 8, 2007
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  10. barb

    barb Guest

    Boris and Natasha?

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC
    http://members.cox.net/bwarr1/index.htm

    "Comparing Scientology to a motorcycle gang is a gross, unpardonable
    insult to bikers everywhere. Even at our worst, we are never as bad as
    Scientology."
    -ex-member, Thunderclouds motorcycle "club"
     
    barb, Jul 8, 2007
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  11. barb

    barb Guest

    Heh. GMTA...

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC
    http://members.cox.net/bwarr1/index.htm

    "Comparing Scientology to a motorcycle gang is a gross, unpardonable
    insult to bikers everywhere. Even at our worst, we are never as bad as
    Scientology."
    -ex-member, Thunderclouds motorcycle "club"
     
    barb, Jul 8, 2007
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