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! "IT WASN'T MY F A U L T" !
on the 18
September 2014 at 15:46
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Chatting to a biker a while back, my old riding buddy Jim was on his Paris Dakar 1000GS re-fuelling when a sport bike pulled up behind him at the fuel pumps.
Race-rep-man saysâ€™ â€œTheyâ€™re good those old Beemers with all the metal luggage and stuff. Whats it go like?â€
Jim says, â€œIt gets me from here to Morocco and back no bother, but it can be a bit tricky when loaded upâ€.
Race man says, â€œHave you dropped it?â€
Jim says, â€œOnly when stationary, getting it off the centre stand, but then Iâ€™ve dropped every bike Iâ€™ve ever owned at some time or other, usually when loadedâ€.
Race man; â€œWhy couldnâ€™t you hold it upâ€?
Jim, â€œHave you ever held a fully loaded bike, with 7 gallons of fuel in it, and have your foot slip on diesel or gravelâ€?
Race rep, â€œNo, but I dropped my last bike a couple of weeks ago. This is a spare while i wait for the insurance. I was having a really good progressive ride but as I came off the motorway I hit a very uneven patch of road surface which caused me to lose it and the bike slammed into a Volvo estate at the top of the slip. Bloody road maintenanceâ€.
Jim, â€œWhat speed were you doing when you got the wobbleâ€?
Race rep, â€œWell I left the motorway at about 140 but I was just below 100 when I hit the ruts. Anyway, I might get a GS when Iâ€™m an old geezerâ€.
Jim, â€œI doubt you willâ€.
Race rep, â€œNo, seriously, I like GSâ€™sâ€
Jim, â€œNo, I meant you wonâ€™t ever be an old geezerâ€.
Cheery wave and off Jim went.
I wonder if the Race replica man got it?
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