Push, push, push

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Is there anything heavier than a toppled bike? A few years ago, Ralph and I took a trip down US 169 to old Rte. 66 and the Grand Canyon. We stopped for a traffic light in Altoona, Iowa. The bungee cord that held most of our earthly belongings for the trip broke, and the Victory went down. I scrambled to get off as Ralph struggled to keep the motorcycle away from the pavement. The guy in the car behind us got out and helped us push.

Last summer, while working on Ride Minnesota, the bike toppled again. We were in Aitkin, making a left turn from a side street near the American Legion to the main drag. As we started the turn, a local yokel in a pickup truck bounded through the intersection. It was stop or be killed, so we stopped. The motorcycle began its slow descent toward the ground. I hopped off and started pushing. Fortunately, another driver stopped and came to our aid.

Speaking of pushing, I got a call yesterday from Bill, the sales manager at Motoprimo in Lakeville. He wants to talk about book signings and sales. Says he’s “fascinated” by the book. That’s one salesman who has my ear!

Downtown Aitkin, approaching the only stoplight in Aitkin County!

About cindysowden

Cynthia Sowden is a freelance writer and editor. She puts her 30-plus years of corporate communications experience to work for businesses of all sizes. These are her thoughts on the business of writing.

Posted on May 16, 2013, in Minnesota, Motorcycles, Ride Minnesota, Victory motorcycle and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. There are 2 kinds of people who haven’t dropped their bikes… Ones who haven’t ridden very long and the others are lying… If you do drop it it helps to know how to pick it up… by yourself… I wrote a post about picking up a bike… This can help…
    http://www.thetexasrambler.com/2012/06/21/help-my-bike-has-fallen-and-i-cant-pick-it-up/
    Ride safe…

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