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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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What color is adrenaline?

> > Thought you might enjoy this story...
> >
> > ---
> > Subject: Leave it to a Beamer rider, What color is Adrenalin?
> >
> > This story was printed in our bike club magazine.
> >
> > Some of us wear BMW style two piece flip top helmets - you know the
type -
> > the lower chin piece can be opened by pressing two thumb locks.
> > Some people have also fitted their bikes with electronic cruise control
or
> > friction on the throttle - either way they hold the speed of the bike
> > reasonable constant without any input from one's throttle hand.
> > We also wear gloves, which invariable fasten around the wrist with
either a
> > velcro flap or a press stud; some of the more expensive types have zip
> > fastener as well, among other features.
> > Picture if you will, one lone BMW rider with an opening chin helmet and
a
> > pair of good quality velcro fastening gloves sailing along the Hume
Highway
> > at 115KPH (that's all I'll admit to) dialled in on the electric cruise
> > control.
> > Weather is good, no cars in the immediate vicinity, scenery is boring,
no
> > cops, life is good! Junction of highway with Albury/Wodonga Road about
5km
> > away, no need to slow down yet; bike is running beautifully, looking
forward
> > to lunch.
> > Bugger! Is that a bee that just got into my helmet through the small gap
> > I've left for some fresh air? Could be. Well I'll just open my helmet
visor
> > to let him out. Visor up....no, the little bugger is going to be
stubborn,
> > cantankerous even.
> > He is not going to leave and is now behind my sunglasses, must be tired
from
> > all that pollen hunting. Don't want to be stung on the eyelid - I'll
just
> > open the chin piece on my BMW helmet (very handy) and get him out....let
go
> > of handlebars....squeeze the release buttons.....bike is nicely balanced
and
> > holding the line well....speed steady.....no cars....this should be
> > easy....got the helmet open...glasses off...piss off bee!...glasses
> > on....slam shut helmet....hands back on bars.....oh, sheeeeite! Thumbs
of
> > both gloves jammed in the helmet.
> > Gloves won't move even though I'm pulling like hell. Wow, this will be
> > interesting....can't quite press the release buttons with little
> > fingers...junction now 3.5km away...I know, I'll just pull one or both
hands
> > out of my gloves....no, that doesn't work.
> > Velcro is good stuff, won't come undone if you fall off! I remember the
> > salesman saying that. He was absolutely right, they're stuck fast. I'd
have
> > to tear my head off first.
> > Well, next brilliant idea, what if I just touched the foot brake? Nooo,
dumb
> > idea! That won't work, this airhead beemer has great engine braking and
when
> > I get to about 40KPH and can't balance the bike any longer and the
dreaded
> > BMW boxer wheel wobble starts, which it will, I am going to have major
tank
> > slappers - sheeeite!
> > I''' be off on my bum so quick and still hanging onto my helmet so
tightly
> > they'll have to bury me in it. Won't do the bike much good either.
> > Hell, I can see the junction up ahead about one and a half kilometres
away
> > and I am really starting to get the wind up - tense even. Certain parts
are
> > beginning to pucker...if the lights change to red and that huge B double
> > waiting at the lights us in the middle of the intersection when I get
there,
> > jeeezzzzus! I'm going to be a hood ornament next to that bloody chrome
> > bulldog.
> > Must try and pull hands really hard....can I make them any smaller? 800
> > metres....the left one is giving a little...maybe the gloves are
slipping on
> > the sweat now pouring from every pore. 600metres yes, yes, that's it,
> > they're wet with sweat...I am going to have to hit the foot brake in the
> > next few seconds....can't hit that @#$&@ big truck at this speed, it
might
> > scratch his duco.
> > Yes! Yes! Ripper! Got the left hand out....now hit foot brake to cancel
> > cruise, de-clutch and slow bike with foot brake....steer for the
> > shoulder....slowing down....switch off bike with left hand, right hand
still
> > glued to helmet (tintops going past must think I have a toothache), fall
off
> > into grass...lay there for 5 minutes till the shaking stops and the
> > adrenalin rush dissipates...now release helmet with left hand and remove
> > sweat soaked head....breathe out. Shizer!
> > Was that ever close! I'll buy a Tatts ticket. When I had recovered, I
> > realised there were two observations here:-
> > 1. It's not a good idea to open or shut your helmet when on the move and
> > 2. Adrenalin is brown!

Kim
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It's an oldie, but if real a goodie.

On the udder hand, I do agree with the color.

There is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all the universe. Nothing remains in its original state, each day, each hour, each moment, there is change. Change is the essence of life. Embrace change as you do life. To fight change is to live in the past.
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