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Old 08-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #18226
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #18227
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I'm coming back from Lil' Steve's great BBQ today in the Bx, heading home to CT. Doing 80 in the left lane on 684 near 84 when I feel a little twitch in the back.

Change to the middle lane, more twitch, go right and the rear starts swinging side to side, then on to the shoulder, total flat.

Sitting there, make a few calls, then I get a call.

"Steve, that you on the side of 684?" Seems Kenny61 from the Westchester thread was heading home after a race upstate, and spotted me.

"Yeah, that's me"

"I got a trailer with me, I'll be right around to pick you up"

Wow, talk about luck!

Thanks for the ride home!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #18228
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I'm coming back from Lil' Steve's great BBQ today in the Bx, heading home to CT. Doing 80 in the left lane on 684 near 84 when I feel a little twitch in the back.

Change to the middle lane, more twitch, go right and the rear starts swinging side to side, then on to the shoulder, total flat.

Sitting there, make a few calls, then I get a call.

"Steve, that you on the side of 684?" Seems Kenny61 from the Westchester thread was heading home after a race upstate, and spotted me.

"Yeah, that's me"

"I got a trailer with me, I'll be right around to pick you up"

Wow, talk about luck!

Thanks for the ride home!!



Just in case you're luck runs out for next time, carry a fix a flat kit with you.

Mine's saved me 3 times.

http://www.aerostich.com/tools/tire-...epair-kit.html

And either a C02 pack or a mini compressor.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #18229
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Since the ferry is well south of the bridge and you're talking about a 8-9 hour ride I'll have to assume you mean "to get south OF the Del Mem Bridge"...

Where are you heading exactly?

For most of my trips in that general direction if I'm in a hurry but still want something less drab than I95 I head for I81 via I78. But if you're headed more toward DC and down that may not help you.

I am heading to the DelMarVa Peninsula, US-13 & the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. That's why the ferry popped into my head. But the wife can only ride for 3 hours before she needs a substantial break, and with 400 miles in a day, that kinda limits our options without it stretching into a 12-hour ride.

I figured I was stuck with I-95/NJTP. I just hoped maybe one of y'all knew some secret by-way.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #18230
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Just in case you're luck runs out for next time, carry a fix a flat kit with you.

Mine's saved me 3 times.

http://www.aerostich.com/tools/tire-...epair-kit.html

And either a C02 pack or a mini compressor.
Good idea, but $32? Those mushroom caps look like overkill. I've never had a problem with good old gummy worms:

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...kit-45183.html

http://www.amazon.com/Victor-22-5-00...ire+repair+kit
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #18231
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If I'm paying $32 for mushroom caps, they better be edible
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #18232
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Good idea, but $32? Those mushroom caps look like overkill. I've never had a problem with good old gummy worms:

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Hey whatever works. I've had the BMW brand worms fail me though, the mushroom caps seem to cover the inner hole a bit better.

Either way, don't leave home without em.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:10 PM   #18233
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I agree. Don't leave home without them. That and a CO2 dispenser or even a small bike pump (with a lot of patience!) will be the difference between a tow and a ride home.

And I've saved other people's butts with them even more often than I've needed them myself. On my sidecar rig, I have an on-board air system to power my air horn and inflate tires; it's been a flat rescue rig on several occasions.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #18234
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I've never had a problem with good old gummy worms:
http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...kit-45183.html
And you can get them at any automotive shop. But you need a tubeless tire. Fixed a rear flat last week with one of these kits, then blew up the tire to firm with two CO2 cartridges. Enough to get to the gas station.

Here are the replacements, which you can get at any good bicycle shop:



You will need the little adapter hose, easily obtainable. And don't forget a straight razor or good knife to cut the excess off.

Was up and running in about 7 minutes. The center stand on the GS helped, of course!
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #18235
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #18236
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"Steve, that you on the side of 684?" Seems Kenny61 from the Westchester thread was heading home after a race upstate, and spotted me.

"Yeah, that's me"

"I got a trailer with me, I'll be right around to pick you up"
Damn, you're lucky.

Good seeing ya' today, stranger...

Guess it also helps to be riding a very identifiable bike, eh.

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Old 08-12-2013, 04:04 AM   #18237
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My tires are tube type, means taking a tire off the rim, at least partially, on the side of the road. I've done it, but more work.

It wasn't the bike he spotted, said it was my white hair.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:27 AM   #18238
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About 4am today a 33 year old motorcyclist was critically injured when he struck and killed a pedestrian jaywalking across the eastbound lanes of Queens Boulevard at 44th Street in Sunnyside. The motorcyclist was not considered at fault. His name has not yet been published.

How the NY Post covered this:


Two men dead in separate motorcycle crashes

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...A little more than an hour after Martinez’s fatal wreck, another biker plowed into a pedestrian in the Sunnyside section of Queens, killing the 50-year-old man as he tried to cross Queens Boulevard at 44th Street.

That motorcyclist, 33, was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical condition, with injuries to his head, arm and shoulder.

He was wearing a helmet but is not expected to survive, sources said.

Neither the injured biker nor the dead pedestrian was identified.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #18239
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I'm coming back from Lil' Steve's great BBQ today in the Bx, heading home to CT. Doing 80 in the left lane on 684 near 84 when I feel a little twitch in the back.

Change to the middle lane, more twitch, go right and the rear starts swinging side to side, then on to the shoulder, total flat.

Sitting there, make a few calls, then I get a call.

"Steve, that you on the side of 684?" Seems Kenny61 from the Westchester thread was heading home after a race upstate, and spotted me.

"Yeah, that's me"

"I got a trailer with me, I'll be right around to pick you up"

Wow, talk about luck!

Thanks for the ride home!!


Wow! That's great luck! And, great ADV story!

Good to see you at Steve's, and glad you got back safe.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #18240
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heard he was a perv. this just verifies he does drive around looking for old men with white or grey hair to pick up. this race he was at, a vintage track day by chance?
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