Well folks I have to admit that it was bound to happen sooner or later , I am just amazed , I"ve lasted this long before I crashed my bike .
I' ve been traveling so close to Grumpy at times I seem to be living on my wits or those that I have . Its been close at times but this time I didn't miss him As Ruby said, quote " right up his BUM " or words to that effect
Fortunately only panel damage and not that serious Grumpy's bike nearly got off scott free , only the odd scratch or two . We are still mobile and now have taken the chance to fix the damage while we are in New York I am happy with this option as after the people at Victory , being so generous with me , I didn't wish to ride a damaged bike ( Not good advertising ) and being done under an Insurance claim should look like new although I will lose my details and logo's on the bike.
Besides all that , the bikes arrived undamaged , and the paper work through US Boarder Protection went rather smoothly. In fact it was a breeze, much to our delight . The only hassle we had , and that took most of 2 hours to rectify , was Noels bike arrived with a flat battery. After numerous phone calls and a few cross words with motorbike shops, roadside assistance ( doesn't exist ) as no-one wishes to accept liability , we managed to find some jumper leads and some helpful bods , only to eager to help us out of our situation . With that done we were on our way refuel the bikes and get back to the hotel . Thats when the shit hit the fan .Oh well another chapter to our overseas adventure .
Brenda is now feeling better but is insisting we head south as fast as we can because she is starting to feel the cold . We have to tell her that its warmer here than Europe , so get used ti the weather . She keeps mumbling something about Florida !!!!
This pic shows another plane heading in our direction . That was the second one I saw , I just wonder how many are out there
FOOTNOTE I've been told to come clean and say that I also had an OFF in Wales of all places on a farm lane after visiting Mike ( a pom that worked for us a few years back )Slipped on some moss and put the bike on its side , again only going at low speed Its so easy I think I might be good at it Soon I'll have to change my tag to " Crash Nuts" or maybe Crushed Nuts