In Denial with no good deed goes unpunished
So here I am on a beautiful late Sat. afternoon riding the hills of North Ga.
Only saw one LEO and just a couple handful of bikes. I love this time of year.
Only the local riders are out and for the most part no squids to look out for.
Scrubbing in my new front tire. Aww fresh ruber. In the zone hitting apexes,
draggin pegs, and slidin knees. All is right with the world. AND Then it quickly
goes down hill. Comin around a corner a lady waves @ me out the window.
At first I thought she was waving me by which is local custom, but then I
notice the tag and she she's from the city and she's flagging me down. I'm
constantly trying to improve the image of motorcyclists in the public eye so
I'm more than glad to stop. She's lost, needs directions and I tell her where
she's at and how to get where she needs to be. With both of us smiling as
we are parting ways. The sun has set over the hill about 20 mins. ago and I
have about another 15 mins to have fun before I have to head back. Decided
to go the long way home with such a great day in the history book. About
the time it got dark enough to where you should see some light from your
headlights on the ground I don't see anything. Flick the high beams.. Nada.
Getting darker and I need gas. It's all good I'll stop for gas change out the
blown fuse and head to the house. Fill up, pull the fuse and the beach is not
blown. SOB it all starts flashing back to me like a bad dream. Reading the
past posts of the starter switches breaking wires and melting solder and
thinking to myself that will never happen to me, not on MY bike. So there I
was dreading what was to transpire next. Paid the clerk for the gaso. Said a
prayer, cranked the bike, and I was out. By now complete darkness in the
sticks and an hour away from a warm fire and open arms. No street lights to
light the way and hardly any moon light. Evasive moves for 2 cars, 1 cat, 1
possum, and I think 1 deer or very large dog. With the yellow line being my
intimate best friend. Finally ariving in my driveway I flip the switch and throw
the stand down with a big sigh of relief. Will I help somebody out again ?
Yeah because I know that someday I'll need help with something to.
Never under estimate the power of
stupid people in large groups.