Years ago they made a movie out of the classic "Little Rascals" movie shorts. In my favorite scene, "Alfalfa" is sitting on a curb, he's been thrown out of the "He-Man Woman Haters Club," lost his best friend Spanky, the smart, rich kid Waldo stole his girlfriend, the local dog ripped his pants, and a car splashed water on him. He sighs reflectively and says, "And the clouds parted, and God said, 'I HATE you, Alfalfa...'
So, in the last 6 weeks, I've been "downsized," got some really crappy medical news that would be a lot easier to deal with if I wasn't running out of medical insurance (COBRA is gonna' cost me $1,430 a month, anyone need a kidney? I was gonna' list it on Classifieds, but didn't know if it would interfere with Preferred Vendors) and now this...
I bought a Condor dock a number of months ago and have loved it, keeps the bike stationary, also keeps the wife from banging the thing when she parks. Normally I back into it so I can just ride out of it when I want to go for a cruise. Yesterday I went front wheel first, as I have 50+ times. Checked that it was fully in, dismounted, didn't think anything of it.
Fortunately, my lazy butt didn't park the car in the garage because I was working on a project on the other side.
An hour later I hear "CRRRRUNCHTHUMPPPPPP"
Out to the garage, LT is on it's side, front wheel still in the Condor, and all I can do is shake my head.
...and the clouds parted...
A friend told me that on a V-rod forum there have been a number of posts about the same incident, all involving new tires that were the ones docked. I've had the front Metz for a few weeks, but have most definitely scrubbed it in, with plenty of time in leans in Oklahoma on the Talimena (http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...2694706&hl=en)
Gouges in the mirror, scratches in the left saddlebag and front tupperware, and I didn't even have the "fun" of dropping it myself...well, not directly.
Guess I need to figure out a way to strap it down in addition to docking it, anyone have suggestions (pics would help, I'm obviously pretty stupid...)