Night Rider with no headlight? (sort of) - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2006, 12:55 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: La Habra , CA, USA
Posts: 142
Night Rider with no headlight? (sort of)

Many of us have had an experience where time seems "frozen", and many thoughts pass through our heads in just a few seconds. Maybe an accident, a crisis, a national tragedy. Tonight I had such an experience..

I was on my way home on a local freeway, on my K12RS. Speed was about 65 mph and I was in the far right lane. There is a 12 ft sound wall along the right shoulder on that particular section of freeway. I noticed that ahead, on the opposite side of the freeway there were some VERY bright lights coming from a night time construction area, and many trucks, D.O.T. workers, etc.

I told myself that I should be looking ahead, and not across the freeway. At that moment, as I turned my head back into my lane, time froze. Moving up between me and the soundwall, on the shoulder, was some clown on a bike! No headlights! Dressed in black!

I sucked in a breath...should I move? Is it clear in the next lane? As he pulled up directly alongside of me I recognized him. I've gone on a number of daytime rides with him, and his riding skills are comparable to mine. I exhaled. I giggled. He rode ahead of me and out of sight.

When I got home to my driveway, which has some rather large floodlights, he once again appeared. Parking his bike next to mine simultaneously, removing our helmets in unison, and laughing at each other for a second time this night.

But...for that brief moment I held my breath...well...it happened to me...not you.

Warm regards,

"Lord, Be Kind to Me....the Sea is
So Big, and My Boat is SO Small"

2002 K12RS
Dave
DaveTheAffable is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2006, 1:37 pm
Sooper Dooper Moderator
 
chuckwilmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Posts: 1,025
Dave!

I've been out of state and out of touch! What was wrong with your bike?
chuckwilmot is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2006, 6:50 pm
Enthusiast
 
scot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hamilton, OH, USA
Posts: 200
only the shadow knows?

Wow I didn't know BMW made motorcycles, Yeah I think Honda does too.
scot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2006, 10:42 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: La Habra , CA, USA
Posts: 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by scot
only the shadow knows?
You get the Gold Star!

"Lord, Be Kind to Me....the Sea is
So Big, and My Boat is SO Small"

2002 K12RS
Dave
DaveTheAffable is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 2006, 7:19 pm
Addict
 
jgr451's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Wet Coast, , Canada
Posts: 418
Talking Had me going!

Good one Dave!!
"Me and my shaa aaa doowww,
All alone and feeling blue"!
jgr451 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Absolutely the most detailed description of the K1200S I've come across... sinc K12/1300S 20 Jul 19th, 2014 9:04 am
Burned Headlight Ground jurgen K1200RS/GT (Classic) 20 Dec 4th, 2006 6:06 am
Bike Night in Lowell Mass! jack69boots Bike Talk 0 May 21st, 2006 3:43 pm
Headlight conversion to HID frisco99 K1200RS/GT (Classic) 15 May 12th, 2006 11:03 pm
K1200GT Press Release - very long PCKRS K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 0 Mar 11th, 2006 6:01 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome