Smoky Posted May 14, 2006 Share Posted May 14, 2006 We were taking a couple of days to ride around eastern Washington. Friday was blowing a gale, and it was always a side wind, or right in your teeth. How come I can't get a tail wind? We've had a good day, walked around the downtown island park in Spokane. Spent some time in the rolling farm land south of Spokane, and then headed west. We'd done some miles on I-90, and needed gas and supper. Pulled into Perkins for dinner, had to park a bit up-hill, and off-camber. Bike is a little too upright, and seems unsteady on the sidestand. Wind is blowing hard from left to right. You know where this is going.... We start into the restaurant, and I go back to leave my overpants on the bike. Deb goes ahead to get a table. As I return and approach the door, she comes flying back out, yelling the bikes going over! I look back and can't see the bike, it was the last one in the line of parked cars. Damn! I run back, but no bike on the ground!! It's on the sidestand, and three bikes lengths back of where I parked it, and behind the neighboring car! The bars are full lock to the left. The wind had unloaded the sidestand, and it's rolled backwards, teetering on it's wheels and the sidestand! The stand has left a barely noticeable scrape on the pavement. I've never seen aything like this! Move the bike into the lee side of the building. Go in and have the prime rib. Wonderful dinner. A guy on a Harley was watching us from the window. As my wife came into the building, he hollered your bikes moving, and out she came. Anybody ever seen anything ike this???????????? Link to comment
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