Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
So, I climbed up another rung on one ladder....
and topped out on another one!
Went for a ride yesterday and decided I would stop by the Columbia River to see how the salmon fishing was going. Weather conditions: Windy with sustained winds of 20 knots gusting to 28 knots. Parked between 2 pickups and walked to the edge of the river to get a good look. Returned to the bike to find that the bike was parked on an incline, nose down. Put her in reverse, backed out and as soon as the top case cleared the side of the pickup parked upwind she started over to starboard. No biggie! (BTW this was drop #3) No apparent damage, looked around, nobody looking, popped her to her feet and off I went!
Got to the distal end of my trip, opened the trunk to change gloves and I'll be danged, there was the vanity mirror laying in the bottom of a nearly empty top case. Seems the drop had a detrimental effect on the goofy little plastic hinge pins. Will stop by Home Depot today and get me a piano hinge. Gonna paint it black to fancy it up.
BTW, looks like we need to add crosswinds while parked to our list of things that will cause our bikes to take a nap!
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