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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Gapa Pre Ride........Wait What?

I look forward to meeting the Gapalicians in Tellico again this year. Meet people I know, make new contacts.


There might be time to do a quick inspection of the roads prior to the Big Event. Labor Day weekend would be the right timing (?).


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New Foothills extension pavement butter smooth, Check.


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Beer Girls at the Gap, Check.


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Dragon to myself on the 3rd, Check.


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Thursday noon, left my helmet on the road, Ch..........., Wait, What?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, I am in England; must be since the Porsche is in the left lane..................


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OK, there is my bike, on the coolant.............


DoorKnob doesn't look happy.....................
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OK, there's the reason


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What? Two illegal U-Turns without looking? Wha could happen?


Swerved around the first u-turn couldn't avoid the second.




Please expect the worst (from other vehicles) and enjoy the best at Gapa this year.
Doesn't look like I will be there...................

p.s. Neurologist tapped my leathered armoured knee and said "Good thing you were wearing the Gear, and that helmet saved your life.".

(I was wearing jeans in the first pic to go Horseback Riding on the 31st. I know better. Only one day thankfully.)

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This requires further explanation..... he hit you??? Or you hit his spilled coolant after he hit something else?

Glad you are OK (I think), damaged bike?

Sorry to hear you will miss the gathering.

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Yes, further explanation might be helpfull for us to understand what has happened
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Well I am glad to hear you are okay, and really sorry to hear this happened.

Although I must say that beer girl on the left looks like she can bring some smiles

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I am Southbound on 129 entering the overlook area.

The doorknob pulls not one but two u-turns at the overlook. He is coming North and u-boats into my Southbound lane and stops. I swerve into the opposing lane to avoid his stopped vehicle in my previous lane.


According to witnesses he then starts another u-turn back into the Northbound lane in what would amount to an interrupted 360. I am already in the other lane avoiding his on-road parking and have nowhere left to go due to the embankment. He is not looking, after all why look before pulling two u-turns on the Dragon?
I evidently collide with the front left corner of his u-turning car and begin flight testing my gear.


The coolant is from my rad which along with the right caliper and 2 month old right disk impact his left front wheel and fender.


BTW those pesky Beer Girls suggested two beers but to drink them slowly. I remained unconvinced and they found no profit in me.
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Dahamn !!!! And I'll bet he wanted to blame YOU....

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Thanks for the notes. I was really just trying to remind everyone that ANYTHING can and will happen.

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You called it Ed.

Apparently the Doorknob freaks out about his damaged toy until several witnesses get into his grill with the truth.

The other Bikers at the Overlook took care of me until the medics arrived. I was not myself.

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