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Old 08-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:56 PM   #22
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #23
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Hey Bruce, Thanks and sorry you had to pick up the guy and his bike, that went down. Glad he was not hurt just broken bike. Not a good way to start your group riding again. Thanks again from all of us.
Well gee lets see : 8:00 PM I just got home and parked the Jeep and I didn't pick the guy up .

So to start off with I had to ride down to Detroit to get gas ( 1PM ) and then I took 22 all the way to get off tp go through Silverton to take that way home then deal with going back through ripplebrook and Estacada because I didn't want to deal with trying to pass all of the campers that were going home .

2:55PM -So I get home , change out of my leathers and hook up the trailer to the Jeep . Make a call to Matt to let him know I'm on my way and it goes to voice mail so I leave a message . I'm out of the driveway at 3:25pm .

I go back to Detroit because REMEMBER !!! we were just 13 miles from that gas station from where he crashed so it was just going to be 13+ miles of curvy roads and then I was going to pick him up . But NOPE he was nowhere to be found ! Even stopped a few places where there were turn outs and yelled for him . I drove to Ripplebrook ranger station and not there either .

So I drive to Estacada where I can get cell service and finally get Matt on the phone . I guess he decided to keep riding the bike to ripplebrook when he told me he was just going to go up the hill to a flat spot to park out of the way and the guy on the FJ1200 was going to follow .

SO moral of the story is STICK TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN ! Don't deviate from it .

So I wasted almost a full tank of gas in my Jeep not to mention the hours of driving time to get back home and the to hook up the trailer and drive the Jeep all of the way out there for nothing .

I could have just kept my mouth shut and went on the rest of the ride and came home and bbq'd some burgers and had a great evening .

But NO , I had to learn a good lesson today and in the future I'm just gonna keep on riding cause others can just call a tow truck

Lee , Thank's for Taking the time out of your day to lead us on a great ride

Oh and to add , I even stopped off at McDonalds and got him a # dbl quarter pounder meal deal with a Coke cause I figured he'd be hungry ........... Gee I'm such a nice guy lmao !

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #24
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #25
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Well gee lets see : 8:00 PM I just got home and parked the Jeep and I didn't pick the guy up .

So to start off with I had to ride down to Detroit to get gas ( 1PM ) and then I took 22 all the way to get off tp go through Silverton to take that way home then deal with going back through ripplebrook and Estacada because I didn't want to deal with trying to pass all of the campers that were going home .

2:55PM -So I get home , change out of my leathers and hook up the trailer to the Jeep . Make a call to Matt to let him know I'm on my way and it goes to voice mail so I leave a message . I'm out of the driveway at 3:25pm .

I go back to Detroit because REMEMBER !!! we were just 13 miles from that gas station from where he crashed so it was just going to be 13+ miles of curvy roads and then I was going to pick him up . But NOPE he was nowhere to be found ! Even stopped a few places where there were turn outs and yelled for him . I drove to Ripplebrook ranger station and not there either .

So I drive to Estacada where I can get cell service and finally get Matt on the phone . I guess he decided to keep riding the bike to ripplebrook when he told me he was just going to go up the hill to a flat spot to park out of the way and the guy on the FJ1200 was going to follow .

SO moral of the story is STICK TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN ! Don't deviate from it .

So I wasted almost a full tank of gas in my Jeep not to mention the hours of driving time to get back home and the to hook up the trailer and drive the Jeep all of the way out there for nothing .

I could have just kept my mouth shut and went on the rest of the ride and came home and bbq'd some burgers and had a great evening .

But NO , I had to learn a good lesson today and in the future I'm just gonna keep on riding cause others can just call a tow truck

Lee , Thank's for Taking the time out of your day to lead us on a great ride

Oh and to add , I even stopped off at McDonalds and got him a # dbl quarter pounder meal deal with a Coke cause I figured he'd be hungry ........... Gee I'm such a nice guy lmao !
Hey Buddy next ride lunch is on me!! That is above and beyond. It's why I carry the number of Thunder Mountain Rescue in my Phone.
At least you had dinner (Mcdonalds) when you got home.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #26
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Hey Buddy next ride lunch is on me!! That is above and beyond. It's why I carry the number of Thunder Mountain Rescue in my Phone.
At least you had dinner (Mcdonalds) when you got home.
Dude , I hate cold fries and they are worse when ya nuke them .

Well it was a good 170+ miles put on the bike and I don't feel to bad right now BUT tomorrow will be another story

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #27
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Dude , I hate cold fries and they are worse when ya nuke them .
So true, they are never better then when hot, right out of the Deep Fryer.

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:35 PM   #28
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Dude , I hate cold fries and they are worse when ya nuke them .

Well it was a good 170+ miles put on the bike and I don't feel to bad right now BUT tomorrow will be another story
Sorry about the cold fries Bruce. It was a pleasure meeting you.

Thanks for the ride Lee. We headed on to McKenzie Pass it was a fun time.

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #29
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Sorry about the cold fries Bruce. It was a pleasure meeting you.

Thanks for the ride Lee. We headed on to McKenzie Pass it was a fun time.
Thanks for joining us. Yes I knew you were going in a different direction, it's why we did not wait. Hope you guys had a good ride.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #30
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Well gee lets see : 8:00 PM I just got home and parked the Jeep and I didn't pick the guy up .

So to start off with I had to ride down to Detroit to get gas ( 1PM ) and then I took 22 all the way to get off tp go through Silverton to take that way home then deal with going back through ripplebrook and Estacada because I didn't want to deal with trying to pass all of the campers that were going home .

2:55PM -So I get home , change out of my leathers and hook up the trailer to the Jeep . Make a call to Matt to let him know I'm on my way and it goes to voice mail so I leave a message . I'm out of the driveway at 3:25pm .

I go back to Detroit because REMEMBER !!! we were just 13 miles from that gas station from where he crashed so it was just going to be 13+ miles of curvy roads and then I was going to pick him up . But NOPE he was nowhere to be found ! Even stopped a few places where there were turn outs and yelled for him . I drove to Ripplebrook ranger station and not there either .

So I drive to Estacada where I can get cell service and finally get Matt on the phone . I guess he decided to keep riding the bike to ripplebrook when he told me he was just going to go up the hill to a flat spot to park out of the way and the guy on the FJ1200 was going to follow .

SO moral of the story is STICK TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN ! Don't deviate from it .

So I wasted almost a full tank of gas in my Jeep not to mention the hours of driving time to get back home and the to hook up the trailer and drive the Jeep all of the way out there for nothing .

I could have just kept my mouth shut and went on the rest of the ride and came home and bbq'd some burgers and had a great evening .

But NO , I had to learn a good lesson today and in the future I'm just gonna keep on riding cause others can just call a tow truck

Lee , Thank's for Taking the time out of your day to lead us on a great ride

Oh and to add , I even stopped off at McDonalds and got him a # dbl quarter pounder meal deal with a Coke cause I figured he'd be hungry ........... Gee I'm such a nice guy lmao !
I went down around noon. Kelby followed me limping the bike to the ranger station, the nearest safe place to wait that we figured bruce would have to drive past on the way back. There was no cell svc.

Boitano happened to be driving by with his dirtbike in his pickup at 3:30 and stoped to check on us. I told him Bruce should be there anytime and I would call as soon as i got into svc. John went back to portland unloaded and came back since i hadnt called. At 6pm we decided to load the bike since we hadnt seen Bruce. I wondered what had happened to him but after sitting on the side of the road with bruised ribs and a broken bike all day i wasnt going to take a chance that i would be stranded. Also, Kelby wasnt leaving me till i got out of there.

When i got down into svc i called Bruce to find he was in estecada and didnt sound happy. Im not sure how but he would have had to drive past us by the sound of it.

There you have it. cant exactly make everyone happy here but i do appreciate all the help. So im the asshole i guess.

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #31
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Saturday my 5 Yr old was up at Detroit with his "Papa" on the Boat.Sunday morning I got a call from the Marina that an Iphone was found....little Bastard dropped it in the parking lot and someone was nice enough to turn it in! So I saddled up and ran it down. Big Howdy to the rider on the Blue/Yellow CBR! I had to Blitz back to Salem for some Honey-do's.....Hope your ride went well!

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #32
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SO moral of the story is STICK TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN ! Don't deviate from it .

So I wasted almost a full tank of gas in my Jeep not to mention the hours of driving time to get back home and the to hook up the trailer and drive the Jeep all of the way out there for nothing .

I could have just kept my mouth shut and went on the rest of the ride and came home and bbq'd some burgers and had a great evening .

But NO , I had to learn a good lesson today and in the future I'm just gonna keep on riding cause others can just call a tow truck

Lee , Thank's for Taking the time out of your day to lead us on a great ride

Oh and to add , I even stopped off at McDonalds and got him a # dbl quarter pounder meal deal with a Coke cause I figured he'd be hungry ........... Gee I'm such a nice guy lmao !
Chevy (Bruce?), let me offer my heartfelt apologies for playing a part in this SNAFU. We got to the top of the hill above the 15 mph hairpin corner and found a turn out a little ways down the road. 'HE' felt that he could go farther on the tire (at low speed) so he asked my opinion, on whether he should just stop or continue on. Because I ASSUMED (definitely made an ass out of me and ended up fucking you)that you were coming back via 224 I advised him to continue on so long as he felt comfortable in the bikes stability. Kelby (because of his broke fairing) decided to call it a day and said he would stay with him. I then turned around and headed back to Detroit Lake. Where I should have at least made an attempt to try to contact you.

Again, my most sincere and heartfelt apologies. Please understand, we actually thought we were making it easier on you, but unfortunately it was totally mishandled (at least my part) and ended up screwing you over.

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Old 08-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #33
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I went down around noon. Kelby followed me limping the bike to the ranger station, the nearest safe place to wait that we figured bruce would have to drive past on the way back. There was no cell svc.

Boitano happened to be driving by with his dirtbike in his pickup at 3:30 and stoped to check on us. I told him Bruce should be there anytime and I would call as soon as i got into svc. John went back to portland unloaded and came back since i hadnt called. At 6pm we decided to load the bike since we hadnt seen Bruce. I wondered what had happened to him but after sitting on the side of the road with bruised ribs and a broken bike all day i wasnt going to take a chance that i would be stranded. Also, Kelby wasnt leaving me till i got out of there.

When i got down into svc i called Bruce to find he was in estecada and didnt sound happy. Im not sure how but he would have had to drive past us by the sound of it.

There you have it. cant exactly make everyone happy here but i do appreciate all the help. So im the asshole i guess.
Plans like these are easy to get screwed up. No one is calling you an asshole but when you make a plan with someone who is going to spend 5 or 6 hours of his time gas and money to help you, maybe you want to stick to it. Glad you got home ok.

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #34
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There you have it. cant exactly make everyone happy here but i do appreciate all the help. So im the asshole i guess.

Allow me to make a little suggestion. Your appreciation would be best shown by buying Bruce a tank of gas.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #35
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I dont have a problem giving bruce gas money. The "original plan" was to head back the way we came to a safe spot. I had no idea there was a back way there as I have never been anywhere near that area. I also had no idea there would be no cell svc at the ranger station. I felt bad for sure but not as bad as I would have spending the night in a gravel patch on a road i had never been on. He said it would take 1 1/2 hr to get his jeep which i later figured to mean get TO the jeep. 6 hours later my concern was pretty well justified. (i never would have Been ok with an all day mission on my account)

Also, the only way he could have been in estecada later if he came the other way was to drive past us at the ranger station. I would have driven to the lake instead if i knew that was where he was coming from. Bottom line, I wasnt excited about making anyone cut off their ride to begin with and was trying to make it easier and safer.

I rode sweep A LOT this year as well as supported the new rider safety rides because It is important to me that everybody makes it home. I have a lot of respect for Bruce stepping up to help. This whole thing just got screwed up. I apologised more than once to him so i guess it just is what it is. It was screwed up enough at the time that I dont want to make a 20 page thread on it though.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #36
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Riders helping riders, I see no need to to get upset at anybody. A little miffed at 'the situation' and that things didn't work out, is okay, but don't get too upset as it all comes around. And trying to help is the best thing.

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #37
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This is all lee culpa for make this ride in the first place....... love you bro

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #38
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I dont have a problem giving bruce gas money. The "original plan" was to head back the way we came to a safe spot. I had no idea there was a back way there as I have never been anywhere near that area. I also had no idea there would be no cell svc at the ranger station. I felt bad for sure but not as bad as I would have spending the night in a gravel patch on a road i had never been on. He said it would take 1 1/2 hr to get his jeep which i later figured to mean get TO the jeep. 6 hours later my concern was pretty well justified. (i never would have Been ok with an all day mission on my account)

Also, the only way he could have been in estecada later if he came the other way was to drive past us at the ranger station. I would have driven to the lake instead if i knew that was where he was coming from. Bottom line, I wasnt excited about making anyone cut off their ride to begin with and was trying to make it easier and safer.

I rode sweep A LOT this year as well as supported the new rider safety rides because It is important to me that everybody makes it home. I have a lot of respect for Bruce stepping up to help. This whole thing just got screwed up. I apologised more than once to him so i guess it just is what it is. It was screwed up enough at the time that I dont want to make a 20 page thread on it though.
As I said, things can get screwed up in this kind of situation. It sounds like you and Bruce have dealt with it so lets move on and let it go. Just glad you got home safe and sound. Hope to see ya on another ride.

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #39
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Saturday my 5 Yr old was up at Detroit with his "Papa" on the Boat.Sunday morning I got a call from the Marina that an Iphone was found....little Bastard dropped it in the parking lot and someone was nice enough to turn it in! So I saddled up and ran it down. Big Howdy to the rider on the Blue/Yellow CBR! I had to Blitz back to Salem for some Honey-do's.....Hope your ride went well!


Howdy back at ya.

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but after sitting on the side of the road with bruised ribs and a broken bike.
How ya feeling Matt? Let me know if I can give you a hand with anything.

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #40
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Well other than the SNAFU incident, it ended up being a long day for us. We didn't make it back to Estacada until 8:44 PM. Long but great ride. Here are just a few picts I got up at the Dee Wright Observatory.







Not to beat a dead horse, but let me at least just say thanks to Bruce for making the attempt to pick up 'the other other Matt'. Once again, I am sorry for my part in the SNAFU. I also want to give big kudos to Kelby for staying with Matt and escorting him until he was picked up. Sorry about your fairing Kelby. Hopefully, you can get a reasonably priced fix.

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