ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > New Zealand
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2014, 01:48 AM   #1
Mark_S OP
Fair Weather Faggot
 
Mark_S's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Kapiti NZ
Oddometer: 1,745
And the ultimate twat of the day award goes to....

So I'm riding through Shannon this evening (dark and raining) following a car that's sitting at the 50k speed limit and some numpty in an old rav4 pulls directly out in front of the car I was following without indicating and proceeds down the road at 30k/hr.

The main road swings hard left in the main street and as soon as he gets around the corner mr numpty stop dead in the middle of our lane hard against the white line.

We wait 5 seconds or so and I get annoyed so I pull out to the right and ride slowly passed the car that I was following.

As I reach mr numpty he decides to turn right into the pub carpark (without indicating or checking) - right in front of me.

I give the sv a big rev which snaps him back into this universe and pull up along side his open window and loudly use lots of words that start with the letter f.

Round about now God looks down and says 'Mark I've warned you about being an impatient self-righteous twat - you need a lesson....'

I gun the sv and let the clutch half out intending to demonstrate how pissed off I am by roaring off into the distance.

It sort of works except somehow the sv finds enough traction on the wet road to stand on its tail catching me completely off guard

My foot comes off the right peg and as the bike starts to tip to the right I pull the clutch and cut the throttle send the sv plummeting back to terra firma

The impact bottoms the forks and rips my right hand off the throttle and my chest lands hard on the tank. I am convinced I am completely fooked.

At this point God smirks and decides the lesson has gone far enough.....

Somehow the bike stays upright and despite wobbling all over the place is still heading vaguely in the right direction.

I get my right hand back on the throttle and my right leg back on the peg. My right wrist and right knee are both hurting like hell but there is no way I am stopping to check for damage.

I rode the rest of the way home being a shining example of the patient considerate rider

Sometimes I really really disappoint myself.......
__________________
These are the best days
Mark_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 02:12 AM   #2
innathyzit
AKA Woodman
 
innathyzit's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Nelson NZ
Oddometer: 947
innathyzit is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 03:45 AM   #3
motu
Loose Pre Unit
 
motu's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: New Zealand
Oddometer: 4,445
[QUOTE=Mark_S;24812217I give the sv a big rev which snaps him back into this universe and pull up along side his open window [/QUOTE]

I'm told this doesn't work...although the people telling me ride nice quiet bikes. I've always found open pipes scare the shit out of them.
motu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 01:51 PM   #4
Padmei
enamoured
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Nelson New Zealand
Oddometer: 3,568
Classic!!
Padmei is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 04:48 PM   #5
Russ
.
 
Russ's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney Australia
Oddometer: 16,107
"Sometimes I really really disappoint myself......."

We've all been there
Russ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 05:13 PM   #6
RMOTO
Doing secret stuff
 
RMOTO's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: New Zealand
Oddometer: 305
Amusing story Mark, put a smile on my face!
__________________
www.RemoteMoto.com
RMOTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 05:48 PM   #7
wairau
richie
 
wairau's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: antipodes
Oddometer: 1,286
ha ha class act!
wairau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 05:52 PM   #8
Manakau.KTM
Adventurer
 
Manakau.KTM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Horowhenua NZ
Oddometer: 81
''... I didn't have my hearing aid in so I couldn't hear what he was on about, but after abusing the hell out of me he gunned his bike and wheelied off. I don't think these hot heads should be allowed out on weekends.''
Manakau.KTM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 05:57 PM   #9
ZEmann
want to be riding
 
ZEmann's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 641
good story !
I think We have all been there ? I know I have

I think a Dirt track racer who let his temper get the better of him didn't get the "Smirk from God" and the lesson went all the way
ZEmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 06:00 PM   #10
Eddieb
Studly Adventurer
 
Eddieb's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: The Tron, New Zealand
Oddometer: 945
Brilliant
__________________
05 farkled DR650 - 86 BMW R80 with Velorex sidecar - 67 Ducati 250 Mark 3 Narrow Case

www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz Free GPS tracks for New Zealand & more
www.FlyingtheChair.co.nz - NZ sidecar forums
Eddieb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 07:15 PM   #11
baloneyskin daddy
bikaholic
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: southcentral PA.
Oddometer: 2,043
I usually just miss a gear.
baloneyskin daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 12:21 AM   #12
Night Falcon
Adventure NZL
 
Night Falcon's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Nu Va Ze Lon
Oddometer: 1,762
Sharing this will definitely assist your body and mind in their recovery....its already helped me with mine

if slow numpty drivers frustrate you Mark don't ever move to Hawkes Bay!
__________________
2010 KTM EXC 530
2008 Beta Rev3
Night Falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 01:34 AM   #13
Oaters
Studly Adventurer
 
Oaters's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Awakairangi, Aotearoa
Oddometer: 589
Thumb

Love it Mark - sounds like you were fortunate - could well have ended in tears - cheers S
__________________
Member Quorn Schnitzel Club
My travels in South Australia here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994062My
SPOT tracker in New Zealand http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...rNUcxqjSSapqJR
Oaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 02:09 AM   #14
ztaj
jatz
 
ztaj's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Nelson-ish New Zealand
Oddometer: 917
Yelling F words at a numpty through his/her open window does give one a great deal of satisfaction Reminds me of a tourist on the Haast bridge who decided he didn't need to worry about the bike already on the bridge, he even stopped and wound down his window so I could really let rip
It's a shame the wheelie didn't come off, maybe you need to practice
ztaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 02:17 AM   #15
bart-nz
Studly Adventurer
 
bart-nz's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New Zealand
Oddometer: 688
Just another day on the bike then...
__________________
Bart's adventure: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541628

bart-nz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014