Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dizzyness...and idiocy...

I'm ashamed to admit it...I am an idiot...

Well...I did something stupid at least.

Let me start with my disappointment of the day. I am laying in bed, unable to rise due to dizziness. This means, that despite the nice weather outside this afternoon, I'm not out in it. This is frustrating of course. It's scary enough when I ride under normal conditions, but with these intermittent dizzy spells, I dare not.

Ok, that is out of the way...on to my stupidity...

Unfortunately...I have no video...probably a good thing...

But...

On Friday, my best friend wanted to hang out, so he said, "I need to head out to Kerper's Gun Shop to pick up my rifle that I just had a new scope put on. Why don't we put your scooter on the back of my truck so you can just ride back from there."

So far...no problem...except that I decided to ride it up the ramp instead of simply pushing it up...

I started out with a good running start, got about halfway up the ramp, and I didn't give it enough throttle...and we went down, the Streak and I.

Yeah, I know, I should have gotten video...

Thankfully, I am fine, and I have learned my lesson. When loading a cycle on a truck, push, don't ride.

The scooter suffered a broken lens to the rear left turn signal, and the top case mount broke. So, I need to replace my topcase (probably with a basket), and the lens will run $17.00. An expensive lesson. Otherwise, the scoot runs great and the bulb for the turn signal still functions.

So, as embarrassed as I am to admit it, I'm sure this will be amusing reading for some of you.

5 comments:

kz1000st said...

Thank heavens you have the Honda unblemished to ride when you get up out of bed. Isn't it good to know you have a ride while you're waiting for the lens to come from China?

cpa3485 said...

Well, I for one don't consider it funny when your machine takes a bang. The parts finally have all come in and the insurance settled for my baby, and am very much looking forward to getting it fixed.

Paul said...

KZ: I don't think the lens is still in china. heh. It should only be a week or so for it to come from the US distributor. And it is nice having the Honda indeed.

CPA: I've always lived under the assumption that it's better to laugh than cry. Yeah, it was annoying when it happened, but looking back on my idiocy, I can chuckle at my own stupidity.

bobskoot said...

Paul:

Perhaps you were still "dizzy" when you tried to ride up the ramp. You should have had at least ONE "spotter" standing beside the ramp. Lucky the damage was minor & you still have your "spare" bike available

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Paul said...

Funny you should say that Bob...I did have a spotter. Unfortunately, he was on my right side and I fell to the left.

Oh well.

I don't think I was feeling the effects of vertigo at the time. That actually kicked in with a vengeance the next day when I took some clients to a local fair and had to ride the rides with them. Sheesh...Talk about job hazards.