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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-11-2004, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I don’t remember who posted up a while ago about having a bunch of bikers ride by without helping him, so I’d like to post this.

I was on my way home on Saturday after about 150 miles of riding. I was dead tired, my ass hurt, I was hungry, and I just wanted to get home. I was coming around a turn down a hill, and I see a guy on a Harley parked on the side of the road looking at his ride, he looked up at me as I went by. I fully intended to stop, but couldn’t the way I was going. I turned around, went back up the hill and parked in front of the guy. I got off my bike, took my helmet off, and asked the guy if I could help him with anything. He looked at me for a long 6 seconds like he was going to take a swing at me. Finally he said “4 bikes already passed me up without stopping, I thought you were the 5th until I heard you coming back up the hill”. He also said that the other bikes were all cruisers, and he never expected a “crotch rocket” to stop. He smiled and shook my hand, and told me his bike was dead. So I got him to drift his bike to the bottom of the hill to a parking lot and leave it. Then I gave him a ride to his house so he could get his truck and his trailer, which was about 10 miles away. I followed him back in his car and helped him load his bike onto the trailer. He thanked me again, and told me again how surprised he was that what he thought was some punk kid on a crotch rocket with a death wish would stop and help a Harley rider. We shook hands again, he went on his way, I went on mine. Maybe I changed someones opinion about sportbike riders.

Bikers have to stick together, no matter what they are riding. We are all just as vulnerable out there on the road, and sometimes need the help of strangers to get by. Ride safe.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-11-2004, 09:02 PM
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Great story Tippy, thanks for sharing it and helping a fellow rider.

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Good job Tippman. I know how you feel about being tired and just wanting to get where you are going. It is so easy to just ride by as if you didn't see him. I know that I have been trying to slow my life down so that so that I may be more apt to perform a random act of kindness. Once again, good job!
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so let me get this straight. you got a Harley rider to ride Bitch on your bike?
thats just beautiful man!

you did an awesome thing Tipp and your a better man for it. good job.

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Tipp YOU ARE THE MAN! Good for you! I'd stop to see if I could offer any assistance or offer cell phone but there's no room for anybody else on a monoposto.

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good job , I've been on both sides of the coin. My bike wasn't disabled, but I sure was. I took a hit from a rock to the face, visor was up while I adjusted my glasses. I sat on the side of the road trying to stop the bleeding for a good 20 minutes and no one stopped Cars and tons of bikes went by and NO HELP

I have stopped and will continue to stop for fellow riders. BTW: all 3 riders I've stopped to help were on Harleys. Surprises the shit out of them
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Well done, lad! I always stop, whether I'm in my car or on my bike. Sometimes you get a real jerk who doesn't want any help (excessive pride, maybe?), but usually they're glad you stopped and at the very least they feel a little more secure 'cause they're not alone while they wait for the flatbed or a ride home. The line's been beaten to death, but, "Can't we all just get along?"
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It has been an established thing in my way of riding, from what I picked up from my peer riders that one never goes by a fellow rider.

Now in 99% of the cases it was simply them doing up their jacket or such as the mtn roads are a bit cooler. Once was a chap that had to take a crap, but no toilet paper & yes he got it from me, hiked off into the trees, did his thing & came back as I guarded his bike. We both agreed that this was a funny & rare one, but it was just one of those times in life. LOL
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Once was a chap that had to take a crap, but no toilet paper & yes he got it from me, hiked off into the trees, did his thing & came back as I guarded his bike. We both agreed that this was a funny & rare one, but it was just one of those times in life. LOL
LOL...now THATS what i would call and EMERGENCY stop.

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...no toilet paper & yes he got it from me...

Smitty, you're doing God's work!
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