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Well it's been a busy couple of weeks. Tenth anniversery for the wife and i a couple weeks ago and i was obligated to do something special or face the firing squad. It took some doin but i pulled it off. As soon as that was done i had to start planning a suprise B-Day party cause she turned forty on Saturday, all went well and i got pretty shit faced. Un comfortable moments supplied by yours truly. Couple all this with a layoff that has me playin Mr mom. A roll that is totally foriegn to me and not comfortable with but hey, deep breathe, i managed. The kids did, nt like my fishnet stockins and apron but if i,am gonna be a house bitch then everybody will have to make sacrifices. :shocker:

Anyway, yesterday was about 65 degrees and the wife suggested i go for a ride cause i deserved it, did'nt have to tell me twice, later.

It's supposed to snow wed thru sun so it had to be a good one. I'am just not real comfortable with the whole wheelie thing yet but i'am workin on it. Purposely took a bunch of back roads i had never been on so i could get lost. You know the kind, woods on one side, farm for miles on the other, high in the middle, sloped to either side and rough as hell from big rigs dodging weigh stations. I was doin ok, gettin my legs under me cause i have'nt ridden since i pit it in storage last October. I ran it up to the ton a few times and back down. I came up on a bridge doin about sixty in 3rd or 4th gettin on her pretty good. The bridge was new but the road is shit. The bridge is higher than the road with road leading up to it almost like a ramp with a similar drop off on the other side. I hit the ramp side on the front end and the front end hoisted up to about ten o-clock right before the whole bike went airborn to about mid bridge. :twofinger: I stayed in it in a kind of FTW mode now and hit the down ramp on the far side still mid wheelie and went airborne again. Landed on the rear about ten feet out and nailed it as the front end started to come down, bangin the next gear, whatever it was. Couple of farm kids standing with thier dad staring as dad gave me the thumbs up. I felt like a freakin hero. If they had known how utterly scared shitless i was they would have laughed. Now i'am fawkin geeked. How the hell did THAT happen, was that me? So i get home and junior is doin his ten minute thing in my car with mom sittin in a chair at the front of the garage. I pulled in past her and thought what the hell. Grabbed a handful of front brake and started feedin in clutch and throttle til the back end broke loose and nailed it, filled the garage with tire smoke and put a bunch of rubber in the wifes hair. My first ( and last burn out). Took the wife inside and knocked the savage out of her. Damn you Speedy, what have you done to me? :devil: A good day no doubt. Lars.
 

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nice story....though...a 10 o'clock wheelie is probably the sickest wheelie ever in the world :smitty: :popcorn: :wtf:
 

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i think it depends on what side of the equator you are on....much like the toilet flush theory :beer:
 

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yeah, must have been one of those days yesterday because i had a similar experience.

i was feeling a bit spunky and decided to tear thru 2nd gear on a 35mph road to get around some blue hair that pulled out in front of me. before i upshifted into 3rd, i must have almost been doing 80. as i upshifted, i wacked the throttle and let out the clutch rather abruptly. i felt the front end lift up. i don't think i did it hard enough to bring the front wheel off the ground which was a relief. i've never done a wheelie that fast and don't really intend on doing so. i'm a good little boy. :devil:
 

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tekmoe said:
yeah, must have been one of those days yesterday because i had a similar experience.

i was feeling a bit spunky and decided to tear thru 2nd gear on a 35mph road to get around some blue hair that pulled out in front of me. before i upshifted into 3rd, i must have almost been doing 80. as i upshifted, i wacked the throttle and let out the clutch rather abruptly. i felt the front end lift up. i don't think i did it hard enough to bring the front wheel off the ground which was a relief. i've never done a wheelie that fast and don't really intend on doing so. i'm a good little boy. :devil:
Drunk? :beer:
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Are you sure that was you Tekkie. There are so many speedies around you that look the same you might get confused. :popcorn:
 

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The whole thing got me wonderin why i need more power, really. This thing scares the shit out of me.
 

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limey said:
Are you sure that was you Tekkie. There are so many speedies around you that look the same you might get confused. :popcorn:
it couldn't have been tek, he would have had to rev past 3k rpm to git the front wheel light in 3rd gear! ;D
 

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I'm still a wimp and cant wheelie for shite. My first at speed wheelie I was passing a cruiser headed up the hill (129) out of Knoxville, down shifted, romped it hard, grabbed the next gear and woa! where did that come from!? Front probably only came up 3 to 6 inches, but for a guy who usually rides a Harley it was quite the suprise. :shocker:
 

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All I can say is, hell yeah dude :pow:. I love story's like that and it's always great when you do somethin' spectacular and don't even try. I'm glad to hear you're still out there havin' fun man.
 
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