Took my weekly ride up to visit mom a couple of days ago,
a hundred miles each way, that I can stretch into a 2-3 hours running back roads,
I get to check on Mom (she's 85) and I get to ride,
so I consider the ride "my reward" for being a caring son.
About half way up I stopped for gas and the LT wouldn't start,
looked in my logbook and the Westco battery was 4 1/2 years old, no shame for it it's time,
if I had been paying attention it had given me a couple of warnings.
Looking around in the gas station there wasn't anybody there that looked like they could or would help, so I'm on my own as usual.
I pulled the gear shift up into second turned the key on and pushed her through the parking lot,
got her rolling jumped on her sidesaddle and popped the clutch, varroom!!!
Had to sit there a minute to catch my breath, I'm not as young as I used to be!
Looking around I realize there must be 20 people watching me,
cause.....everybody knows BMW's aren't supposed to "break down"
I wanted to "yell out" hey it's just a dead battery!
This is embarrassing, I kicked her into gear and rolled on outta there,
just thinking about all the "pressure" we're under just to keep these bikes running!