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The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:53:23 PM »
After two days of a cool rain and clouds today was sunny and warmer. Good day to ride so i figured I'd run some errands. Had to pay the Cabelas CC, Home equity payment, and out to Decalb to pick up parts for the dirt bike.

On the way to Cabelas i was at a light behind a mini van and when the light changed we took off. I had just shifted into 2ed when the guy in front of the mini van locked the brakes up and decided to make a left into a gas station. I saw him stop and i grabbed all the brake i could and hit him at about 10mph.

I bounced back and lost my balance and tipped over on the left side. When the guy got out he was very nice and helped me pick up the bike and we got into the gas station.

The only damage to his bumper was marks from the tire. Actually he rubbed some of it off. I forgot to mention that it was a taxi van. Since there wasn't damage he didn't want to make a police report (I figured he didn't want to deal with the taxi company) which was fine with me. By that time the police and fire was getting there. (someone must of called it in)

The police just gave us a report number and sent us on our way.

The only damage to the bike was a bent mount for the clutch lever, scratched stator cover, turn signal, bar end, and the passenger foot peg. Thank goodness the forks didn't get bent.

It did sake me up and i was having trouble thinking about what happened while riding. I did find that i wasn't riding as aggressive as i would of been.

Well I'll see what i feel like in the morning.

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 10:00:32 PM »
Wow, that could've gone south so easily. You're a lucky fella. Happy Birthday. :thumbsup:

I suspect, though, that tomorrow you're gonna be a sore lucky fella.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 10:09:00 PM »
One reason I leave plenty of space despite what the assholes behind me think. I don't trust any of them. At all.

Glad it wasn't worse.

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 11:43:32 PM »
Sorry to hear it - and glad it wasn't worse.

Are you heading to DeKalb IL for moto parts? If yes, made a side stop at Ollie's Frozen Custard and mull over the taxi-van's rear end...

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 12:40:06 AM »
Sorry to hear it - and glad it wasn't worse.

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 12:53:35 AM »
Sorry to hear it - and glad it wasn't worse.

+1!

+2. Very glad you weren't banged up worse. Sounds like you handled things well while being shook up. Let us know how you're feeling in the morning. We'll be sending good juju your way.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 06:40:10 AM »
Glad your okay Ed.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 06:58:47 AM »
Geez Ed, sorry to hear about that. Looks like most of the damage (to the bike, anyway) are easy bolt-on parts. Like it never happened.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 07:26:56 AM »
Dang, Ed.  That sucks.  I'm glad it wasn't any worse.  How are you feeling this morning?
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 08:52:50 AM »
Dang, Ed.  That sucks.  I'm glad it wasn't any worse.  How are you feeling this morning?

What scared me was i have been having a pain in my left hip which felt like a pulled muscle. It was feeling better and after this i could feel it more. This morning it actually feels better than i though it would. The pain is still there but not bad. Need to pop a few more ibuprofen.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 09:07:22 AM »
Sorry to read.   

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2014, 01:17:17 PM »
Sucks man. Hope all turns out well for you.

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 01:28:27 PM »
You pay your bills in person?   :headscratch:

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 01:32:50 PM »
You pay your bills in person?   :headscratch:

Yes, Montgomery Wards doesn't have a website.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 02:27:10 PM »
Yes, Montgomery Wards doesn't have a website.

I thought they were out of business?? Their CC / finance division is still cooking along??
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 02:32:05 PM »
You pay your bills in person?   :headscratch:

Didn't you catch the image of his cell phone in the "pictures of food" thread? 

Yes, I suspect Ed is old fashioned that way.   :D
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2014, 02:34:59 PM »
Didn't you catch the image of his cell phone in the "pictures of food" thread? 

Yes, I suspect Ed is old fashioned that way.   :D

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2014, 02:49:33 PM »
Yes, Montgomery Wards doesn't have a website.

I thought they were out of business?? Their CC / finance division is still cooking along??

I think they merged with Kresge's and Fisk Automotive.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2014, 02:51:03 PM »
Yes, Montgomery Wards doesn't have a website.

I thought they were out of business?? Their CC / finance division is still cooking along??

I think they merged with Kresge's and Fisk Automotive.

I heard they were bought out by Woolworth's.

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2014, 03:05:29 PM »
That sucks.  A few scrapes on the bike is a small price to pay.  Hopefully the aches go away quickly.

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2014, 03:06:30 PM »
That sucks.  A few scrapes on the bike is a small price to pay.  Hopefully the aches go away quickly.


....now with that said.....


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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2014, 03:33:41 PM »
Yes, Montgomery Wards doesn't have a website.

I thought they were out of business?? Their CC / finance division is still cooking along??

I think they merged with Kresge's and Fisk Automotive.

I heard they were bought out by Woolworth's.


Which is all owned by the Western Auto Conglomerate.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2014, 04:02:12 PM »
Ibruprofen - the vitamin I of middle age.  :bluduh:

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2014, 04:11:59 PM »
Ibuprofen makes my tummy hurt and gives me the sahits. What say you to that Vifferegirl, eh?
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2014, 04:41:00 PM »
Ibuprofen makes my tummy hurt and gives me the sahits. What say you to that Vifferegirl, eh?

Naproxen.   :thumbsup:

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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2014, 04:42:32 PM »
You pay your bills in person?   :headscratch:


Yes considering it was due yesterday and as allays a good reason for a ride. Albeit it didn't go as planed.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2014, 04:45:27 PM »
Ibuprofen makes my tummy hurt and gives me the sahits. What say you to that Vifferegirl, eh?

Too bad for you.  :bigsmile:

I tolerate it quite well; but not everyone does.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2014, 04:47:41 PM »
Ibuprofen makes my tummy hurt and gives me the sahits. What say you to that Vifferegirl, eh?

Too bad for you.  :bigsmile:

I tolerate it quite well; but not everyone does.


I've never had a problem with it.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2014, 11:39:48 PM »
Papa, you're not supposed to take the whole bottle at once. ;)


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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2014, 05:45:02 AM »
Papa, you're not supposed to take the whole bottle at once. ;)

oh.
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Re: The afternoon didn't start out so good.
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2014, 09:31:29 PM »
I just saw this. Glad you're ok Ed!   :thumbsup:
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