Oh yeah, the second thing I'll remember most -
Oh yeah, the second thing I'll remember most - About the 2008 National MOA Rally in Gillette, WY :stick
After 50+ miles in a torrential down pour, scary lightning, hydroplaning on flooded roads while passing semis, and staring intently for mule deer at midnight while riding at max (safe) speed, OK 75-90 :brow :whistle
I pulled into the first hotel after getting gas and my final (IronButt - gas receipt) - NO Vacancy, OK thanks...
In first gear, at 3-5mph I leave the overhead parking area and, and -
GO SIDEWAYS :uhoh
It was still raining. As soon as I started to make this turn, the front wheel went down hill fast like riding on ICE, I goosed it and that only made the back tire catch up to the front wheel which was still sliding down the grade. I had the whole bike going sideways for about five-feet before she went out from under me. All I could do was hold on and keep my legs where they were, on the foot pegs. At full tilt handlebar lock I fell - doing a nice pirouette (unlike Tonya Harding, I had no judges... :stick :laugh )
These were taken on my way out of town when it was dry.
I couldn't even pick up the bike the first time, my feet were sliding around like I entered an ice rink with cowboy boots on... I had to slide it almost to the curb. (About where it is now)
The damage, which isn't bad at all :bluduh (Handlebar endcap, crashbar, engine cover, and leading plastic edge of pannier)
I got it up (Skert method), full tank, fully loaded and said a few four letter words and said what else you got tonight after riding 1066-miles in 17-hours, bring it... :ha