.... for the drop club too
. Went for a run with my Ulysses branch this weekend and we stopped at the local servo to fill up and check the tyre pressures. Mrs Dog was straddling the bike (with the side stand down) when I checked the front tyre pressure. When I moved to the rear, couldn't get top the valve properly, so Mrs Dog offered to roll the bike forward till the valve went to 6 o'clock.
When she put the bike down, she hadn't realised that the side stand had moved backwards a tad and when she put the bike over onto the stand, the stand folded and she couldn't hold the weight. Down goes baby, cradle and all.
Mad panic to get the bike off Mrs Dog (at least she could get her legs out) and then tried lifting the bike as per the HoW tips. Forgot to lock the ignition so it was an "interesting" lift. Both of us have a bad back, so as we were lifting, I was hoping that the twinges I was feeling were just normal ones instead of my disc going bye bye again.
Thankfully, no damage to Mrs Dog. However, as the bike laid down for a rest, the pannier wing missed the kerb and the pannier side actually touched down onto the kerb itself. Just looks like a couple of rock chips. Phew. Mrs Dog was not a happy girl as she was the one that gave me the go ahead to get the Beemer. So it's a joint bike, not mine but ours. When we started to move off, Mrs Dog begged me (read, if I say anything it wont be good for me) not to tell a good friend of ours who was leading the weekend ride as he takes great pleasure in winding her up - in a good way of course.
Well, who am I to resist a challenge? ATM I'm still walking and breathing, so just waiting for the sneak attack to come
Ride safe all.