Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
Always beware of Winter riding
Went to breakfast with the beemer buddies for lots of bench riding over bacon. About a dozen of them rode; a nice selection of new and recent LT’s, RT’s and GS’s. They went on to a swap meet, I went back to my shop. Without incident.
Later I went out to run an errand on the LT again, and did a slight detour into the foothills. Clear roads, cool, but comfortable temps. The drive to my shop’s overhead door is V’d to take roof drain water, which was only about a foot wide, but solid ice. Later it was covered with new melt, making it slickern’ snot!
So here comes Mr. Stoooopid pulling in, and has to stop because he didn’t give the door enough time to open. He stops straddling the ice, puts a foot down, followed by the LT in a nanosecond! Okay, no biggie, just pick it up and put it away…but Mr. S has landed the bike so that his feet will be on ice when he tries to lift. DS
Hat in hand, I go to find a sympathetic and sturdy neighbor to help. He does, and I thank him, and then quickly close the door and kick my self in the butt for slipping on the only ice in a block! Gotta watch that winter riding!
This is “LT falls over #72”, or so….
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