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Old 01-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #114
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Originally Posted by MacRunch View Post
Really nice ride report. That's what it's all about in my opinion. Did you ever have an occasion to drop the bike? Some of those mud roads and the deep gravel looked challenging. And if I'm reading your fuel log correctly the price of fuel in Canada is about one third of the USA. Interesting. I spent quite a while in Calgary back in '04 and '05 but don't recall seeing a lot of difference in prices. Thanks for sharing this!
Yes, I managed to drop it twice, but never while I was moving.

Once in the parking lot just as I was leaving town, and once in Washington............

I pulled over to shoot some video, and balanced the bike precariously on the side stand since the shoulder was sloping severely. While I was carefully shooting a panorama, I noticed something heavy beginning to move.
By the time I realized it, it was too late. It went all the way over and "highsided" me across the ground.
It was hilarious.
A couple of guys in a truck stopped and helped me get it upright.

Oh well. I might as well share it with the world. The secret is out now.

Here's the video I was shooting when it happened:

Alaska blog:

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