Morning Ladies, I'm going to get in 3 days of riding in this one so it is a bit long! Remember me telling ya'll about my friend who bought a Wing a few weeks ago? Well we finally got to the parkinng lot and she did a great job. So after a couple of hours I rode it back to her house and then we went out on the road for a few miles. Her driveway is a pretty good downward slope and then to get in the garage is another slope but it's uphill and is a 90 degrees from the driveway
. And her car and his truck and sometimes her daughter's car are in that area so it's a bit congested!
Now on to Saturday. We had a group ride (19 m/c's) and she had said she was going to take her 750. Well she showed up on the Wing and she did fine...nothing great and wonderful just regular roads. We did take a scenic route home so it was about 150 miles and we made sure she got to her office since she had to go to work. When we asked about the 750 she said that she took it out Friday afternoon to fill it up and she came home with a headache. Why? The muffler was just way to loud...now remember she's been riding it this way for at least a year! I reminded her that that's the reason I'd ride a good ways behind her because I couldn't deal with the loud pipes. Said she understands now why I kept telling her she needed to put some corn cobs or something in the mufflers.
Now on to Sunday. Again she was going to ride the 750 but when she started it and heard those pipes again she decided to ride the Wing. She knew that we were going to get some of those fried pies and knew how curvey the roads were since she'd been there before. The trip up was the same way we always go except for one road that we avoided. We stopped to let her and her friend rest and then we were off again. We got our pies but decided she and her friend had had enough curves for one day.(Did have to do some to get out from up there.) She probably went slower than posted but it wasn't a problem and those few who came up behind us we just waved on. The last time we stopped it was for supper and she was one tired puppy so I asked her if we needed to ride her home (earlier in the day she said no she'd be fine) but she was more than happy to say yes she would appreciate it. Ladies she is another one who doesn't like right hand turns so I told her to circle the block and come in to her house from the other direction so it'd be a left. I guess she forgot and when she went over the "bump" at her driveway she had to much speed and just rode right on down into the yard. Well she couldn't put the sidestand down due to the slope of the yard and there were some pavers there so she didn't know what to do. So BF and I held the m/c up so she could get off and he could get on and ride it around and into the garage. She said the next day that she slept better that night than she had in months. I bet she dreamed about those curves
I mentioned her friend...well he added his own adventure to the ride! He's in our age group but a new rider with slightly more than 2700 miles and a new street glide. We always explain to folks that BF will often ride ahead and play in the twisties and wait for us every so often. This was explained to him 4 times and to just ride his ride and don't worry about it. Well we realized real early that this nut was determined to keep up with my BF. So BF just rode much much much slower so this guy wouldn't get hurt. BF said he's never ridden through that area at 35 and less
He was ok with it but he sure did want to play. Well towards the end of the curves the guy misjudged a curve and decided to do some off road riding. Thankfully there was a drive way there so there he goes...over the drive...up the little hill...across the flattened out part of the hill...and slid sideways into the hillside. Yes he'd had the MSF course and said when he realized he was a little hot going into the curve and wasn't going to make it he started looking for an "out". Another rider who was in an SUV saw it and stopped to help so it took all 3 of them to get it up and then BF rode it back down and to the road. The m/c had a few scratches and the fella was just shook up a little bit.
DebraHAVE A SAFE RIDE!