Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: Time for retirement.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    5,054

    Default Time for retirement.

    I suck at this whole motorcycling thing. This is my third crash this year. Two on the track, and one on the street.

    Low sided the triumph this morning in the parking lot at work. Hit a wet painted area doing maybe ten mph, rear wheel spun and spat me off. Tried to stay on the throttle but the entire lot was still wet, never gain any traction.

    Made it all the way to work while running late. Made a simple no0b mistake. Oh and to top it all off. The wire/connector is smoking again. (The issue that's been reoccurring since the beginning of the year.)

    I already brought it to Mark's like last week. Nothing looked off so we came to the conclusion that it was in my head, even though I could've sworn something was off. On my way in to work, I saw it smoking while at a signal light. Too late to turn around so I just kept going. Bad choice.


    Moral of the story this year sucks and I'm terrible at riding motorcycles. Between my car being stolen, the Hawk blowing up, losing my job and now this, I'm ready for 2015.

    I've tried to stay positive through everything this year but even I have my limits.


    Edit: Rashed headlight, frame slider, top case cracked, mirror, levers, tank scratched, and tank cover. :
    Last edited by makct04; 09-26-2014 at 12:24 PM.
    Team Brown - LRRS #521

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Northford, CT
    Posts
    1,571

    Default

    :hug: Come to the bossom.
    -Gabe, is a racist.

    Matt 9/19/10

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Southington, CT
    Posts
    1,881

    Default

    2015 is right around the corner. Keep your head up. If it makes you feel better my bike is sitting in many pieces right now.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Quincy
    Posts
    1,026

    Default

    I've done way sillier things, exploded my pants off going 1 mile from the gym to my office on a liter bike on a wet manhole cover. Chalk it up, giggle, pick the ol' girl back up and enjoy the story when you tell it 5 years from now.

    Keep trudging along bud, the sun will come out eventually.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Naugatuck, CT
    Posts
    25,291

    Default

    So, "don't tell anyone about this" means wait until Mo posts it to make fun of him, right?

    Did I ever tell you about the time I dropped my R6 down at Deals Gap, at a standstill?

    Or the time I dropped my ZX600c twice in the same day, because I wasn't yet fully capable of operating a kickstand?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Southington, CT
    Posts
    9,693

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by makct04 View Post
    Moral of the story this year sucks and I'm terrible at riding motorcycles. Between my car being stolen, the Hawk blowing up, losing my job and now this, I'm ready for 2015. :
    I thought things like this were only supposed to come in threes... rules different for you???

    If you need a hand with anything...
    Matt V. 9/19/10

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Rockland, MA
    Posts
    1,762

    Default

    things happen in 3's

    Gino
    2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
    2012 CCS LRRS P-89 Champion
    2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
    LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
    ECK RACING Bridgestone Street & Competition Woodcraft MOTUL Spiegler On Track Media All Balls Racing Pine Motorparts Vanson Leathers

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    South-Central, MA
    Posts
    4,812

    Default

    You still haven't passed me. I have 7 track/race crashes, 1 street crash, and one embarrassing start the bike while standing on the side of it, letting go of the clutch only to discover the bike is in gear at a gas station crash.
    CCS/LRRS Expert#39, retired | Tony's Track Days, Instructor #11, retired
    |

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Quincy
    Posts
    1,026

    Default

    I only offered a brief overview, stories for days - would make a fun thread.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    S.E. CT
    Posts
    2,349

    Default

    Sorry about the bad luck Mo.. You're an awesome rider, this is just a bump in the road. I'm sure you'll find a job sooner than later and fix up the Triumph just as fast..

Similar Threads

  1. Retirement Savings
    By csmutty in forum Bull Pen
    Replies: 320
    Last Post: 01-04-2018, 08:02 AM
  2. DRUMS! Retirement Sale
    By marshdrummer in forum Random Crap
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-19-2013, 06:44 PM
  3. Coming Out of Retirement
    By Tomr928 in forum New Kids On The Block
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 02-09-2008, 02:56 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •