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Old 09-22-2009, 11:39 AM   #71
Dan Alexander
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Location: Now only Montreal
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You can see the spillway gates in the far background now. Because I wasn't paying any attention I hit the upside at the end totally in the wrong gear, like 4th or 5th and it's steep and the bike starts bogging

I downshift and give it gas and it's still bogging .... downshift again and hit the gas ... f#@* it's gonna stall ..... no more momentum and down it goes with me falling to the downhill side and roll for a while. No way I'm going to get it upright by myself so I get the camers and take a pic and sit down to wait ... the guys are all busy at the end of the road till John, my shepherd comes looking for me. Unload the 20 liters of gas and we manage to get her upright and started and with feathering the clutch and both of us holding it upright from the downhill side we get her to the top.

It's way steeper than it looks in the pic!!
Beemers Past and Present: 74 R90S, 77 R100RS, 85 K100RS, 2x 87 K100RS, 96 R1100GS (getting hacked), 99 R1100S, 2002 R1150GS, 2005 F650 Dakar, 81 GL500/Velorex
Plus the occasional Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and KTM but who's counting

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