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Bonehead of the day(8 posts)

Bonehead of the dayhikerryank
Jun 19, 2002 6:43 AM
Excluding the a-hole high school kids and bimbos who pull out in front of riders, I would like to nominate myself for bonehead of the day award for yesterday. Went to the shop for a morning ride and when I was leaving, I left my helmet on the roof of the car. As I was late for work already, I flew out of the parking lot. Went back to the shop in the afternoon when I realized what had happened, and they said some old guy brought it back about 5 minutes after I'd left. He said it flew about 5 feet in the air when I hit a speed bump and then rolled about 150 feet. Oh well, there goes $150. Good thing I don't have a garage as I probably would have driven the new 5500 into the door. And the lesson I've taken from this: riding in the morning is for the insane and those who have kids (though at times I wonder if this could be grouped into one category).
No argument from me. You are the Bonehead of the day.refusenik
Jun 19, 2002 6:47 AM
I've done worseGeko
Jun 19, 2002 7:16 AM
I used to be the photographer for my highschool newspaper and yearbook. When I would go to an event to take pictures I would bring multiple cameras to try and get the best shots and not waste time changing lenses or film. Well one night after a very long play I was loading all my camera stuff into my car when someone called me on my cell phone, well I didn't want to talk while I drove so I stood there and finished the call. I then got into the car and drove away. Well of course when I turned left out of the highschool parking lot I heard something slide across my roof and thump on my trunk. I then realized I just let a $400 camera that wasn't even mine roll off of my car and land on the ground completely ruined. Luckily I didn't have to pay for the camera. So remember you're not as stupid as I was.
If it makes you feel better ....McAndrus
Jun 19, 2002 7:38 AM
I did that once with a briefcase full of important things. Sent it spewing across a parking lot with papers flying everywhere.

Also, I've driven into the garage with the bike on the roof - as have several other posters. I've only done it once though: no damage to the bike but the car roof took $300 to repaint.
5' X 150'?SteveO
Jun 19, 2002 7:53 AM
speedbumps are intended to LIMIT one's speed; not maximize it.
Bonehead of the day- another submittalMiklos
Jun 19, 2002 8:55 AM
Last week my wife and I got new motorcycles. Hers is a Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja. The break in period requires for the first 500 miles, the motor kept below 4000rpm. This equates to 50mph in 6th gear. Kinda boring riding until broke in. So being the nice guy that I am, I voluteer to ride it to work a few times, a 50 mile round trip, to quickly get it past 500 miles. Since the freeway speed limits are too fast, I roughly follow the same route I use when I commute by bicycle. Well, this morning I followed the route a little too closely and out of habit, turned onto the bike path along I-84. I went about fifty yards before I realized "of fawk! I'm on a motorcycle!" I turned around real quickly and got back off. I am glad that no one else is on the bike path at 5 am and no one saw me. Thats my bonehead award submission.

That's a good one, but...bigdave
Jun 19, 2002 12:45 PM
I could see myself doing the same thing. :-) Talk about being creatures of habit... especially at 6 am before the caffeine kicks in. :-)

re: Bonehead of the dayPygme
Jun 19, 2002 3:41 PM
Ok. Now this bonehead award is tainted a little by the use of alcohol, but it is a bonehead move none the less.

There I was, walking up to the front door. It was one of those storm doors that have full length glass from top to bottom and the inside door was open. As I got closer, I noticed my reflection in the glass. I was admiring my good looks and even took time to run my fingers through my hair as I approached. I just kept on walking--BLAM!!! right into the relection of myself in the glass door. Bloodied my FREAKIN nose!!

Disclaimer: this incident took place about 15 years ago, a "youthful indescretion."