MY GOD you went down south and made it out alive????As a teenager, I was riding on back with a friend on a Honda 350, ummm, back in the 60's, on a back country road, 2 lane blacktop. Cager in front was driving about 50, so we sped up to pass him, we got to 65, but he sped up to keep us from passing him. We were now next to him, and up ahead, we could see a car coming. It had taken us a bit to try to pass him, so now comes a car straight at us, we are doing 65 next to the 'slow' cager, and the back tire went flat.
I could not decide whether to bail, or ride it out, but then I 'stayed put'. My friend managed to slow it down, and he drove it off the left side of the road, into the dirt, before the head-on collision. He managed to keep it upright to a complete stop, with me on back. Then, since we were in the middle of nowhere, in the South, (Remember Easy Rider), we got back on it and limped it slowly into town. Lucky were we two! Guardian Angel with us for sure! That is the first one, of several times that I have cheated death, that I list to my friends. :beer: :icon_yike
Coupla years back I was on a run down south, I was in Georgia I think, and swung into an outatheway gas station. Got my gas and when I went to pay for it the ol' boy sittin' inside said "Don't much care fer Yankee bikers but cash money is cash money."MY GOD you went down south and made it out alive????
I guess the inbreds that live through out the south were eating cornbread and watermelon when you were there........reminder to the rest of the world "stay out of th south" because you have to remember easy rider the movie, it was based on the real south.....jeeze.....
Just be happy he didn't say "You sure got a pretty mouth, boy"Coupla years back I was on a run down south, I was in Georgia I think, and swung into an outatheway gas station. Got my gas and when I went to pay for it the ol' boy sittin' inside said "Don't much care fer Yankee bikers but cash money is cash money."
I had to laugh all the way up the highway after that one.
Yes, you are lucky to be alive!!!! It scares me just thinking about you 'blowing out' at that speed. I bet the guy in the car next to you had to put on clean pants when he got home. Congrats on you hanging in there, to get it to the shoulder! I was a passenger over 40 years ago, when we had a blowout. And I kept it together, to stay on, and trust him to get it to the shoulder. I wanted to bail out, but that for sure would have thrown him, as well. We were doing 65 on a 2 lane paved back road. I have ridden many years now, but I still cannot conceive what I would do in your situation. Did you drag your feet, or just stay in your riding position? Did you brake? Tell me so I can store in my memory bank exactly what you did. I am guessing you just rode it out. I do not think braking is a good idea. I do not know about dragging feet, but I thought I would ask the 'Experienced One'.
Glad you persevered! And I presume you would have helped the little old lady and stomped out a fire anyway!!!! :cheers: