- May 20, 2017
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- Guelph Ontario Canada
I admire your gracious response to the convict’s comments. He is the one who should apologize. I dropped my bike 2 weeks ago maneuvering out of my parking garage. First time ever. It happens so quickly. I wish I had known about the turned wheel, hitting the brake thing. I have never taken a riding course, but I would hope they cover that! I think, like you mentioned, I got complacent, and hopefully won’t, again. Like people say about the water, I just said to myself tonight I have great respect for the power of the motorcycle. And I would have been irritated too when those bystanders didn’t come to your assistance. All the best,Yikes. Didn’t mean to set you off. Sorry about that. Just telling my experience.
I guess we can say you jumped to conclusions because I was pulling up in the parking spot to check for traffic, but had my wheel turned in preparation to pull out. So obviously there’s no braking technique here, just a touch of the brakes and you come to a stop. But as we all know, when the wheel is turned and you come to a stop, the bike wants to go over. And given that I am a very small guy, 5’6” with 29” inseem, I just couldn’t keep it up. Had I had another 2 inches or so, it wouldn’t have been a problem. Because I was so close to saving it.
And I was aggravated because had I seen that happen to someone, I would have hurried over to check on them and help, regardless of the size of the bike. I guess it’s just not in everyone’s nature to care for their fellow man. I don’t feel entitled like they SHOUD have helped, but like PapaC said, just the apathetic looks I got. I picked it up, restarted and got going again no problem. I guess i was implying it was a principle thing. I apologize, I should have made that more clear.
Again, not wanting to set you off, just telling my experience and hoping someone can get something out of it. I know I am appreciative of anyone on the forum who tells their experiences because I’m always looking to learn something from it. When it comes to motorcycles, I never want to get complacent.