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 Post subject: Re: I finally got an ATV
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:23 pm 
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Quick story, many years ago, around 1985ish, my fridge went out... bear with me.... I had a bunch of frozen chicken I didn't want to loose, so I packed it up in my military backpack that followed me home from the army, jumped on my buddies 3 wheeler and proceeded to go to a family members house to put the chicken in their freezer.... back in them days, we still had a cattle guard at the entrance to the property.

I was crossing the cattle guard, and the hand of god reached down and turned that damn 3 wheeler upside down with me on it. Turns out one of the straps on the backpack had come loose and hung down far enough to get caught in the rear sprocket. it acted like a spool and started winding the strap around it. Like a good ex GI, I of course had the backpack properly strapped to me so it wasn't coming off without me taking it off...

When I felt something yanking me backwards off of the 3 wheeler, I instinctively got a death grip on the handlebars, which resulted in the nose of the 3 wheeler going up in the air, and then over on top of me.

I was laying there on my back, balanced on top of a backpack of frozen chicken with a hot 3 wheeler on top of me, wondering what the hell just happened.

Felt kinda dumb when I figured out what happened.

Last time I rode a 3 wheeler, and have not rode any sort of ATV until just the other day when I got the 4 wheeler.

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 Post subject: Re: I finally got an ATV
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:49 pm 
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Great story. My wife thinks guys try to top each other's stories. My theory is that we get more comfortable with sharing the stupid crap we've done that we would normally keep to ourselves. Sometimes it takes years before we'll admit to running into the back of a parked car on a bicycle. Then somebody tells a story about running into garbage cans, and the parked car tale comes out. I'll bet there's some awesome ATV stories out there.

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 Post subject: Re: I finally got an ATV
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:40 am 
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Great story. My wife thinks guys try to top each other's stories. My theory is that we get more comfortable with sharing the stupid crap we've done that we would normally keep to ourselves. Sometimes it takes years before we'll admit to running into the back of a parked car on a bicycle. Then somebody tells a story about running into garbage cans, and the parked car tale comes out. I'll bet there's some awesome ATV stories out there.

You ran into a parked car on your bicycle too? I thought I was the only one.


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 Post subject: Re: I finally got an ATV
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I was sitting at a stop sign in my car one time.
My sister was riding a bike as her car was broke down
She came around the corner, looking behind her, and ran right into the front of my car.
She wound up sprawled on the hood cursing like a sailor, and to this day she tells people I ran into her. :dunno:

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 Post subject: Re: I finally got an ATV
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Walt... The frozen chicken story made me laugh my ass off!!
You just CAN'T make that kind of thing up!! :funny:
And see?? I told you those darn things are dangerous - with either 3 or 4 wheels...

You fellers brought up getting stuff caught in chains and bicycle crashes...

When I was a youngster - 8 or 9 years old, my best friend and I were cruising down our recently paved streets on our 20" banana seat bikes.
He was closer to the sidewalk than me - I was looking at him - he was looking at me - Smiling and having fun!!
And - he positively ass-holed the back of his parents car!!
I looked back and his bike was laying on the trunk!! And he got up and ran in his house - injured, bleeding and screaming bloody murder.
I went home and never said anything to anybody....

My older brother had a Sears and Roebuck moped.
We're talking pedals and a 50cc 2-stroke motor.
I don't know where he got it.
It had a clutch and a 2-speed tranny - 1st was barely moving and 2nd was 75 mph.
You changed gears by turning the left handgrip - not so easy as thats the side with the clutch lever too.

My brother made that thing one cool machine!!
He put a banana seat on it and rigged it so it had springs in the back of the seat.
He put a huge red "STP" stickers on each side of the gas tank.
And the "crowning" thing was he bought a "Captain America" EZ Rider red, white and blue helmet with stars on it - Nice!!

Anyway - he let our cousin drive it and he rode with behind him.
It wasn't made for a passenger, but with the banana seat, there was plenty of room!!

This is a little gruesome...
He managed to get his foot caught in the chain and rear sprocket...
You'd think it would have cut his freakin' foot clear off!!

But - it actually stopped the rear wheel and they crashed.
Can you imagine how that would feel?
It gives me the willies and the hee-bee gee-bees at the same time...
Geez, that had to hurt!! :shock:

My brother hobbled (sorry hobbles) back to the house and mom hauled him to the emergency room.
It almost cut his shoe completely in half!!

And the doctor stitched him up and sent him home.
No broken bones or anything... Amazing!!

That foot does look different than his other foot and gives him some trouble now.

But Geez... can you imagine sticking any of your body parts in a chain and sprockets??
It must have been some kinda divine intervention - It shoulda cut his foot off... :neutral:

The other sad thing is that moped sat in the back yard for 20+ years.
It ended up getting tossed out at the dump. Bummer... )-:

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 Post subject: Re: I finally got an ATV
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I always worried about getting caught in the chain back in my riding days... got my pant leg a few times that was bad enough.

BTW Jason, to answer your question.. you have to have a title and registration to ride on state off road property, they are not legal for road use. Since mine is for use on my own property, I did not worry about a title.

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Jason's stories always inspire me.

I must have been 10 or 11 years old. We lived on a hill and I'd ride down the hill to a jump at the bottom, I was cookin' by the time I hit that jump and probably flew 20'.

The last time I did that stunt (at least till I was a couple years older) I had been working on my bike and thought it was a good idea to go over the jump with my new front wheel on.

Well I didn't tighten the wheel very well and it fell off as soon as the front wheel left the ramp. You guessed it... front forks dug into the pavement and I went ass over teakettle.

I got up cursing my stupidity after I came to my senses. I walked (kind of) to the ready mix plant also at the bottom of the hill and retrieved my front wheel and drug myself and my bike home.

I got lucky and only sprained my ankle.

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Gosh guys... I've never done anything to injure myself (that I'll admit-lol)
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