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Post  Smokin'joeVRCCDS#0005 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:59 pm

Just got in spent about 7 hours on The Dragon today...This will be a first that I posted a " Money Shot " to start a ride report.Bike below belong's to my ridin' bud Greg.



I took the picture above about 5 minutes before we pulled out of the over-look on US 129. This next picture was taken about 10 minutes later Sad



Greg's bike has had the kick-stand switch by-passed for as long as he's had the bike to the best of my knowledge. Today it cost him dearly when he pulled out from the overlook and made the first right hander with no problem but as he set-up for the left-hander that followed his kick-stand hit the road and threw his bike into a speed limit sign then down over a very steep embankment.If not for the trees catching it , it might have made it to the lake 125 yards down the gorge.Greg's a very lucky man today he did'nt get hurt kinda landed on his arse as he jumped from the bike before it went off I wish I had got a better shot showing how steep it was.Picture below show's Big Al checking out the damage after hunting for Greg's gun down in the woods.



Can't say enough about how cool these two law enforcement officer's was . We was on the road with them about 2 1/2 hours waiting on the wreaker just shootin' the s**t.



Gotta give the wreaker driver a thumbup as well he did his best not to destory Gregs bike anymore than it already was . The huge tree that was down could have caused lots more damage. Big Al took the saddlebags off to keep them from getting busted.



After the crash I rode back to the Hwy 129 / 72 junction before getting a cell phone signal. Gordon was fishing today and I called him off the lake to come get Gregs bike....Good friends are good to have don't tell Gordon I said this but he's one of the best.



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Post  Smokin'joeVRCCDS#0005 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:02 pm

Why does this site cut the pictures off on the right side Question If you'd like to see the full pictures let me know I have them posted on a few other sites.
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Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:11 pm

That sure was a nice bike but it can be replaced (or fixed) Glad your friend came through alright .
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Post  LadyDraco on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:15 am

Joe glad Greg is OK ....
Yes he can always get another bike...
It reald hard to get a new body....
I bet he is one sore puppy today....

Tell him HB & I are thinking about him...
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Post  Smokin'joeVRCCDS#0005 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:39 am

LadyDraco wrote:Joe glad Greg is OK ....
Yes he can always get another bike...
It reald hard to get a new body....
I bet he is one sore puppy today....

Tell him HB & I are thinking about him...
Will do Tracy ....Thanks Smile
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Post  Smokin'joeVRCCDS#0005 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:40 am

Larry Simpson wrote:That sure was a nice bike but it can be replaced (or fixed) Glad your friend came through alright .

I'm not sure right now what Greg's plans are for the bike....I bet he wishes he had fixed that bad kick-stand switch.
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Post  CutterDuck on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:31 am

Glad he didn't get to bad hurt! Hope he gets his bike fixed without any issues. He is lucky!
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Post  Larry Simpson on Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:32 am

Tell Greg not to feel too bad,I did this once myself when trying out my goldwing,was just luckier than him and regained control without hitting anything.Deffinately a pucker moment but it happens. Shocked Shocked
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Post  smokey2255 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:54 am

Joe, glad to hear Greg didn't get as beat up as that beautiful Valk did. We all know that could have ended so much worse. That man sure is hard on equipment huh Shocked Very Happy

Hell, anyone that knows you knows that all your friends are good people, Gordon is damn sure included on your friend list. I enjoyed getting to meet him, Greg, Wimp ... and all that crew when we were there.

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Post  Smokin'joeVRCCDS#0005 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:37 am

smokey2255 wrote:Joe, glad to hear Greg didn't get as beat up as that beautiful Valk did. We all know that could have ended so much worse. That man sure is hard on equipment huh Shocked Very Happy

Hell, anyone that knows you knows that all your friends are good people, Gordon is damn sure included on your friend list. I enjoyed getting to meet him, Greg, Wimp ... and all that crew when we were there.

See you out there
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Greg's a good rider much more so than his record would indicate he just seems to have a cloud over his head and bad luck follows like Bad Luck Schleprock from the Flintstones. Hope we can hook up in 2012 and share the wind Larry thumbup
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Post  jedishon on Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:20 am

Glad Greg is not as banged up as the bike. I wish him a speedy recovery.

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Post  quadancer on Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:30 am

Not bragging, but I'm glad the Harley kicks go out to the side, rather than forward like most metrics. I did what he did on my old Triumph once, but
didn't wreck - but almost lost it. Kind of like a small pole vault. The hog just folds the kick back, as I found out once leaving a parking lot. Perhaps
that is the design some should change to.
I'm sure glad he made it out okay, and separated from the bike.
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