What color is adrenaline?
> > Thought you might enjoy this story...
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> > 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
> > the lower chin piece can be opened by pressing two thumb locks.
> > Some people have also fitted their bikes with electronic cruise control
> > 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
> > 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
> > pair of good quality velcro fastening gloves sailing along the Hume
> > 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,
> > cops, life is good! Junction of highway with Albury/Wodonga Road about
> > away, no need to slow down yet; bike is running beautifully, looking
> > 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
> > to let him out. Visor up....no, the little bugger is going to be
> > cantankerous even.
> > He is not going to leave and is now behind my sunglasses, must be tired
> > all that pollen hunting. Don't want to be stung on the eyelid - I'll
> > open the chin piece on my BMW helmet (very handy) and get him out....let
> > of handlebars....squeeze the release buttons.....bike is nicely balanced
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > to tear my head off first.
> > Well, next brilliant idea, what if I just touched the foot brake? Nooo,
> > idea! That won't work, this airhead beemer has great engine braking and
> > I get to about 40KPH and can't balance the bike any longer and the
> > BMW boxer wheel wobble starts, which it will, I am going to have major
> > slappers - sheeeite!
> > I''' be off on my bum so quick and still hanging onto my helmet so
> > 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
> > and I am really starting to get the wind up - tense even. Certain parts
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > glued to helmet (tintops going past must think I have a toothache), fall
> > 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!
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