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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Never ride alone.. :(

OK...was up at munds park,,,rained like a dog saturday..finally cleared off in the afternoon. After dinner was hangin at the fire..decided to take the wife for a quick ride...everyone else was eating dinner and since i was just goin around the campground i didnt say anything to anyone...got out n about so we drove some more.

...so we took off down the fire road...got about 2 miles away and turned back...my wife looks over and asks "what is that?" ..it was my rear wheel passing us as it went off into the woods...came to a stop..grabbed the wheel..walked back looking for lug nuts..found 2..

..uh..no jack, no tools..no radio, no phone on me..argghh..its getting dark.."honey, you need to start walking back to camp".... she was PO'ed!!

Lucky for me i had a cooler full of beer. Freaky a$$ woods at night and no gun either..Hour and a half later..my buds pull up in a truck...put the wheel back on, get about 1/2 mile down the road and it passes me again...arrgghhhh..

just a reminder kids..always take a phone/radio..always let people know where you are going..and try not to ride alone!!! broke my first rule of riding...and it sucked..

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OK...was up at munds park,,,rained like a dog saturday..finally cleared off in the afternoon. After dinner was hangin at the fire..decided to take the wife for a quick ride...everyone else was eating dinner and since i was just goin around the campground i didnt say anything to anyone...got out n about so we drove some more.

...so we took off down the fire road...got about 2 miles away and turned back...my wife looks over and asks "what is that?" ..it was my rear wheel passing us as it went off into the woods...came to a stop..grabbed the wheel..walked back looking for lug nuts..found 2..

..uh..no jack, no tools..no radio, no phone on me..argghh..its getting dark.."honey, you need to start walking back to camp".... she was PO'ed!!

Lucky for me i had a cooler full of beer. Freaky a$$ woods at night and no gun either..Hour and a half later..my buds pull up in a truck...put the wheel back on, get about 1/2 mile down the road and it passes me again...arrgghhhh..

just a reminder kids..always take a phone/radio..always let people know where you are going..and try not to ride alone!!! broke my first rule of riding...and it sucked..
Sorry to hear about this Split.

I know it could happen to any one of us. People always laugh at how much gear I carry and I just ignore it. I carry a spot Satellite device for emergency and I am considering a Satellite phone for as much of road deep into the woods riding I do on the dirt bike and the side x side. If any one is interested in the satellite phones let me know and we may be able to do a group purchase or something. I am glad the outcome of your trip was good and everyone made it out safe. I agree with you about never riding alone.

Other then the misfortune how did "El Diablo Del Gato" perform?
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Glad everything worked out. Is your wife talking to you yet?



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el diablo del gato is running great for still being stripped down..that friggin silt turns to nasty, sticky mud up there tho...the wheels were my fault for not "pre flighting" my rig after getting it out of the fab shop...i knew one wheel wasnt seated proper but forgot about it... doh!

Wife was fine when we got back after a few whiskeys! she was taught a valuable lesson..never let your hubby ride w/o being properly equipped for the ride! hmmm sounds kinda funny ?

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That sucks Rick, You getting that thing into powder coat soon?

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OK...was up at munds park,,,rained like a dog saturday..finally cleared off in the afternoon. After dinner was hangin at the fire..decided to take the wife for a quick ride...everyone else was eating dinner and since i was just goin around the campground i didnt say anything to anyone...got out n about so we drove some more.

...so we took off down the fire road...got about 2 miles away and turned back...my wife looks over and asks "what is that?" ..it was my rear wheel passing us as it went off into the woods...came to a stop..grabbed the wheel..walked back looking for lug nuts..found 2..

..uh..no jack, no tools..no radio, no phone on me..argghh..its getting dark.."honey, you need to start walking back to camp".... she was PO'ed!!

Lucky for me i had a cooler full of beer. Freaky a$$ woods at night and no gun either..Hour and a half later..my buds pull up in a truck...put the wheel back on, get about 1/2 mile down the road and it passes me again...arrgghhhh..

just a reminder kids..always take a phone/radio..always let people know where you are going..and try not to ride alone!!! broke my first rule of riding...and it sucked..
I learned that when I broke my shoulder on my Yamaha Grizzly 660!

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Well it wasnt all bad you had a cooler of beer.
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i was going to powder coat this week but i am taking extra time on the sheet metal fab..so maybe another week.

thanks for advice chris..will have to remember that on the next ride

yeah..the beer was second best thing..next to seeing the truck headlights come around the bend..yeaaahhhhh

it def needs a good goin through before i leave again..i need to send the clutch off to airdam soon...argghh..

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Funny thing about those tires coming off is the faster you are going the harder they are to find.



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