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Old 05-03-2011, 01:23 AM   #2086
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Had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman yesterday.



He pulls up behind us in a minivan. Of course, I didn't notice as I was hunched over my beat tire trying not to stuff the 3rd plug all the way through where it could do absolutely no good. No0b.

Driving by he saw us and thought perhaps we were having some serious bike trouble. Seeing we were just dealing with a minor problem he offered up the name and number of a BMW guy up the street a bit - Bud. He'd have a tire if this plug didn't hold up for some reason.

That's pretty easy to do, I guess - if you don't consider he didn't have to bother to stop at all. What may not be quite as easy is offering up your trailer or your spare bedroom in the house if you get into bigger trouble.

It's always refreshing - restoring, in fact - to meet people like this. Sue was blown away even more so than I as she has been lucky enough not to run into trouble on the road where a complete stranger offers up whatever they have to help.

Thank you Charlie Nassau!
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:26 AM   #2087
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With your skillz, you could probably get a job in....................
























Maint-en-ance!!!!!



Mrs. MZ is not impressed with your baloney skins.

Did you make it home yet?
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:09 AM   #2088
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Mrs. MZ is not impressed with your baloney skins.

Did you make it home yet?
She's a very wise young lady...

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Old 05-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #2089
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With your skillz, you could probably get a job in....................


Maint-en-ance!!!!!



Mrs. MZ is not impressed with your baloney skins.

Did you make it home yet?
It's a well deserved beating but right up there on the left is the brandy new one that couldn't get put on before we left.



The front's that is still healthy replacement is right there next to the wrapped tires. Both ready and willing to go on this week.

Not sure the thin skins are the cause. I know it doesn't help. Most painful puncture was leaving the shop right after the brand new front was installed. It happens to brand new rubber just as well as worn rubber.

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She's a very wise young lady...

Plenty of tread on those edges which came in handy in Vermont.


Hope the point of the story wasn't lost due to the tire image.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:09 PM   #2090
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Hope the point of the story wasn't lost due to the tire image.

it sure wasn't...there are still some really wickedgood people out there


Actually it was the tag photo that had wondering how you snuck that pass SCS

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:11 PM   #2091
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Hope the point of the story wasn't lost due to the tire image.

they all do that. (in Vermont)

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Old 05-03-2011, 07:26 PM   #2092
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Eh? We have kids old enough to ride street bikes...

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Nice!

My little one just got her date yesterday. Can't wait.
What's going on?! Does everyone here have offspring in an MSF class all of a sudden? My daughter (who pretty much grew up on the pillion of various street bikes) is taking the Basic RiderCourse in VT in early June.

Does this mean we are getting older?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #2093
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Had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman yesterday.



He pulls up behind us in a minivan. Of course, I didn't notice as I was hunched over my beat tire trying not to stuff the 3rd plug all the way through where it could do absolutely no good. No0b.

Driving by he saw us and thought perhaps we were having some serious bike trouble. Seeing we were just dealing with a minor problem he offered up the name and number of a BMW guy up the street a bit - Bud. He'd have a tire if this plug didn't hold up for some reason.

That's pretty easy to do, I guess - if you don't consider he didn't have to bother to stop at all. What may not be quite as easy is offering up your trailer or your spare bedroom in the house if you get into bigger trouble.

It's always refreshing - restoring, in fact - to meet people like this. Sue was blown away even more so than I as she has been lucky enough not to run into trouble on the road where a complete stranger offers up whatever they have to help.

Thank you Charlie Nassau!
Great story. I was brought up with the philosophy of helping people in need. Good Karma.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:15 AM   #2094
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Yes there are still lots of good folks out there..



and it seems like I run into a lot of them when on the bike...
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:49 AM   #2095
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Yes there are still lots of good folks out there..



and it seems like I run into a lot of them when on the bike...
+1 on that! You kinda get de-sensitized by hearing all the bad crap on the news, but the reality is that there are an awful lot of good, no, GREAT people out there. It's good for us to be reminded of that every now and again . Thanks EC.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:12 AM   #2096
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Had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman yesterday . . .

Driving by he saw us and thought perhaps we were having some serious bike trouble . . .

. . . Thank you Charlie Nassau!
Riding during the winter months I've had many people stop to ask if I need help when I was stopped on the side of a back road somewhere. I'm almost always just taking pictures, but I always thank them and tell them that I really appreciate them stopping to make sure I was OK - someday I may not be. I've been really surprised how many people will stop - in the winter if I'm stopped on a back road rarely will more than a few cars go by before someone stops to check on me. There are still lots of good folks out there like Charlie, we just don't hear about them as much.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #2097
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Yes there are still lots of good folks out there..


Yes.

There.

Are.




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Old 05-04-2011, 02:41 PM   #2098
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What's going on?! Does everyone here have offspring in an MSF class all of a sudden? My daughter (who pretty much grew up on the pillion of various street bikes) is taking the Basic RiderCourse in VT in early June.

Does this mean we are getting older?
Nope. Just you are.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:23 PM   #2099
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Anyone have a stock high seat for 05-07 R12GS they want to sell or trade for a low seat?
My new bike came with a low seat...I need the extra height back!
Thought I'd throw the request out locally before going to the flea market.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:19 AM   #2100
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Yes.

There.

Are.




Damn I look fat in that pic...I notice you are not in this one
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