Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Springfield, Oregon USA
Well, most of you have heard about my riding to Nassir this year. I was only 110 miles from home, and in the mountains of West Virginia, on some twisty "S" turns, when I met up with some gravel. Down I went, with the bike sliding up the hill and into the guard rail on the other side of the road. That fall took out the crash bars, the right mirror, one vortex jacket, a pair of dungrees, and scuffed up the right saddle bags and some skin. I've looked forward to this trip for a year and was really looking forward to going to "Road to the Sun" in Northwestern Montana. It was closed on my way out but opened when I was coming home. I decided to take that road, and the scenery is still unbelieable. Long story short, I got lost, got short on gas and went about 100 miles out of my way before getting to where I wanted to be. Running behind and still enjoying the trip, decided to continue riding after dark. I was up on the mountain top, about 20 or so miles from White Sulfur Springs, Mont. I was only going about 40-50 mph, when bamb, I was looking thru the windshield and saw a brown spot cover it all. It happend fast and furious, I remember saying to myself, as I went down and started sliding across theasphault,"ah ****, not this again". I lost my helmet, ruin my riding coat and pants, tore the bike up pretty good this time, and was thinking, where did that come from. It was 12:30 am. After about 20 or so min., I got the bike back up and gained my composer, some late night bar guys help me look for my helmet (which we still couldn't or didn't ever find) but we did locate the critter that caused all the excitment. It looked like a deer!!!! Long story, short........I'm fine, the riding gear did it's job, except for some minor road rash and sore ribs on the other side this time. The bike will need some repair, but it did run from Mont. to Va., although I felt like I was riding side saddle on it. And can we take a moment of silients, for the deer. See ya next year!
I like my Trike....also have a 2008 Honda VXT1300
also have a 2003 Honda GL 1800
also had a 1987 Honda Gl 1200
also had a 1986 Honda Sei1200