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Posted on Help I've fallen and can't get up

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LesB

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 11:54 PM

I dropped mine once on an inside curve pointing down hill on a down hill road. Going very slowly around a sharpe curve I hit oil or something on the road way. It started leaking gas out of a full gas tank which made my footing on the asphalt slippery and also made me concerned about fire. It was dusk and although the road was not traveled much I was concerned about someone hitting me in the dark. Every time I tried to pick the bike up it wanted to roll away from me. I finally put it in gear, wrapped my belt around the hand brake to stop the rolling and gave it a gut busting lift to get it back on it’s wheels. If it had not had hard saddle bags that kept it partially up I probably would not have been able to get it up and that was 30+ years ago when I was younger and stronger.
I gave up riding at age 65 because I knew my reactions were getting slower, my bones brittler, and life shorter; also I moved from sunny California to rainy Oregon where the roads are wet for 6+ months of the year.

-- Les B, Oregon


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