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Offline janfmiller

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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 11:42:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by LarryJa [+]
Yesterday, I decided to dress warm & got for a cold day's ride.
So, I dressed up in my thermals, gaiters & 3/4 touring coat. I figured the heated grips & seat would help keep my asthma at bay.
So, off I went.
However, in my haste to enjoy the sunny & clear, albeit chilly, day, I failed to lock on my saddlebags....

They jettisoned about a mile from home, at about 60mph, right after a good bump. I watched as they both slid down the road right behind me.

I immediately U-ed'd & picked them up. The covers are beat & scatched up. Quite a terrible case of plastic road rash...

I put them back on & continued a good ride.

So, now, a day later, my humble search for lunar silver replacements has started......
(dumbass).....

Don't know what your age is but ... it gets worse....    (:>
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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 02:19:32 AM »
How dumb can i get?  That is all that happened, you have much room to do way dumber stuff......lol, I sure your feelings are hurt, but it will be ok.

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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 02:13:35 PM »
I'm 68, & I am looking forward to riding(& living) for a few years more...
but, I'm not really looking forward to further dumbness.
However, I am not looking forward to the alternative....
Thx guys, for the empathy, laughs, smes & encouragement!
The story continues...
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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 02:16:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by LarryJa [+]
I'm 68, & I am looking forward to riding(& living) for a few years more...
but, I'm not really looking forward to further dumbness.
However, I am not looking forward to the alternative....
Thx guys, for the empathy, laughs, smes & encouragement!
The story continues...

Confession is good for the soul, and I bet we could start a permanent thread on this topic where each could share some "How Dumb Can I Get!!!!" story. 
somewhere on this forum there is a pic of my brand-new '13 laying on it's side in New Mexico... (:>

I use the phrase "O.L.D. strikes again!!!" - more often than I'd like....  :087:
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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 11:14:50 PM »
LarryJa, on the 2nd of February I'll have four years on you. You don't have too worry till you can't throw a leg over it any more. Sorry, I should have said, over the bike that is.  :008:  :821: :158:
HACKLE     I'm too young to be this old.

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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2019, 03:09:35 PM »
I just looked in my email, & hermys sent me a notice that my $85 painted pannier covers are shipped & on their way to me!
That's the best Christmas gift I'll get!
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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2019, 10:59:09 PM »
Good news.  :821: :158:
HACKLE     I'm too young to be this old.

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Re: How dumb can I get?!!!
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2019, 08:36:02 PM »
 :491: Well that sucks! Those panniers only had about 5000 miles on them when you got the bike. Most day-trips and week-long trips were done with just the topcase & a drybag across the pillion. Otherwise, I might have done the same since I'm out in front in the Age race!

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