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Old 12-14-2008, 11:04 AM   #21
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If there's something I can facilitate in, then I stop. Otherwise I slow down and see if they are asking for help.

If Im leading a larger group and they physically look ok, that is taken into consideration as well. If its a rider down situation, we will stop to make sure they are ok. I dont trust pulling up to a group of more then a couple on the road since that is a big ploy in California for bike thefts; stolen bikes wo engines dropped off a truck and riders waiting for a nicer bike to stop; sad but true. I had two friends fall victim to it.
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If there's something I can facilitate in, then I stop. Otherwise I slow down and see if they are asking for help.

If Im leading a larger group and they physically look ok, that is taken into consideration as well. If its a rider down situation, we will stop to make sure they are ok. I dont trust pulling up to a group of more then a couple on the road since that is a big ploy in California for bike thefts; stolen bikes wo engines dropped off a truck and riders waiting for a nicer bike to stop; sad but true. I had two friends fall victim to it.
We can't live our lives in fear, particularly when it means not helping people in need.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:27 AM   #24
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We can't live our lives in fear, particularly when it means not helping people in need.
If they are down or ask for help(always slow down) I'll stop. But if there's 20 or so behind me, that becomes a problem. On a backroad or in isolated circumstance, most definitely. On a main road where they should have cell coverage there is little I can offer from the seat of a bike, especially since I dont have a trailer or truck; and my cell phone is limited at best.

I have pulled bikes before w mine(lol, you know who you are on here... and I do need that strap back someday so services could be provided for other stunters that try to ride coldsprings w a limited supply of gas)
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If they are down or ask for help(always slow down) I'll stop. But if there's 20 or so behind me, that becomes a problem. On a backroad or in isolated circumstance, most definitely. On a main road where they should have cell coverage there is little I can offer from the seat of a bike, especially since I dont have a trailer or truck; and my cell phone is limited at best.

I have pulled bikes before w mine(lol, you know who you are on here... and I do need that strap back someday so services could be provided for other stunters that try to ride coldsprings w a limited supply of gas)
That's awesome. Towing a bike with a bike.
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:31 PM   #26
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I always, at the very least, slow to a snails pace, chuck the thumbs up and wait for one in return. If I do not get one, I stop.

And yes, I have personally witnessed Curt, trailer bikes, WAY out of his way, on several occassions. Including a couple of hundred miles, round trip, just last week. And thanks again for that, I know your football sunday kinda got screwed up on that one.
I dont think you are the only one Curt, but certainly one of the more selfless ones.

Speaking of flat tires and Glaveston. I have a property down there that I maintain the landscape on. We went in the day after the public was allowed to enter. Leaving galvestion, I must have saw, no less that 5 cars, stranded along 45 with flat tires from all the debris in the road.
well i think what you did is wonderful for those stranded bikers....and you got your sunday football ruined last weekend ????? OMG
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:37 PM   #27
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i dont carry any tools or anything in my bike to help out someone.. plus im broke and cant afford to be buying stuff for others.


but if i had a trailer of my own and happen to be carrying my bike somewhere rather than ride and had the room id help the person out
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what can someone else on a bike really do in that situation? if they have cell phones, they already have all that I (and assumably most riders) have to offer.
of course if you have free trailer room, that's another thing and pretty awesome for how much you help out.

but I was riding s on 45 yesterday, and running late to meet someone, and passed some choppers on the side of the freeway. I passed them, and didn't feel bad about it, there's nothing I could have possibly done.

they should carry spares!
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:58 PM   #29
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I do agree maybe one day i will be lucky enough to have the choice of towing my bike or even "bikes" but until then I cant fix a flat on the side of the road. once I ran and got a can of fix a flat for a guy whos tire had lost air came back filled the tire up and got him to the gas station at least but that was my dam money for lunch. Gas station thinks fix a flat is worth 6.99 bull .
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I've also been surprised how unprepared people are - those who get stranded and those who stop to help. It's really not that hard to carry some tools, a tire patch kit, and jumper cables on your bike in a small tailbag.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:13 PM   #31
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cant you just run and pop the clutch? for jumper cables?
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:16 PM   #32
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cant you just run and pop the clutch? for jumper cables?
No, in most case the rear tire will just lock up due to no weight on the bike.
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No, in most case the rear tire will just lock up due to no weight on the bike.
Really? And what if u put it in a higher gear? Then what happens?
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Really? And what if u put it in a higher gear? Then what happens?
Ideally you would need to put it in second, run for a while downhill to build speed, then hop on it and pop the clutch. On a freeway median that's suicide.
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That' s a good point though. I think I will start carrying around a tire patch kit and/or fix flat.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:43 PM   #36
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Good on you Curt! You are definately the man that will go out of his way to help another rider. You were our savior on the way to the MH BBQ when James' duc broke down. Not one other rider that passed by offered to see if we were ok, much less offer a helping hand until you cruised up.

I always either slow to a creep or stop if I see a rider on the side of the road. It's a great feeling you get when you are able to help another person out.
Back in August, my oldest son and I were heading home from Galveston on a Saturday afternoon when be passed Bayou Vista and saw guy pushing his bike on the outside shoulder. I was in the fast lane and couldn't get over to the outside lane in time so we drove to the next exit and circled around. Pulled up behind the guy and asked if he would like some help. Poor guys phone had died and not one person had stopped to help him or even offer a phone for him to use and it was nasty hot outside that day. The guy was seriously going to try to push his bike all the way home to La Marque (he lived in a neighborhood behind Texas Yamaha). He had a truck and trailer at home, just no way of getting a hold of anyone to bring it out as his family was in Austin. I told him no problem, hop in and we'd drive him home so he could get his truck.

I had never seen my son look so uncomfortable, he was not happy about me letting some stranger in the car. After we dropped the guy off at his place and made sure he'd be okay loading the bike himself, my son finally relaxed. I told him that if you're gonna ride, you have to be willing to help out others that ride too. It's just the way it works, I know that if for some reason the same situation happened to me, I'd hope someone would stop to help me.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:28 PM   #37
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i always stop and ask if they need assistance. it would suck being stranded.

alot of times theres nothing i can really do (i have an expedition, and no trialer, or im on my bike) but make sure they have a cell phone or that they have someone coming. if nothing else it gives them comfort that someone out there actually gave a enough about them to make sure they were ok.
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no room for a plug kit or anything you cant carry in your pockets. on a daytona.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:48 PM   #39
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no room for a plug kit or anything you cant carry in your pockets. on a daytona.
Get a tailbag. $40 at Cycle Gear.

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yup. i have a tank bag and dont leave home without it.
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