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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Pay it forward / Pay it back

Long story short, I was riding home yesterday evening from Chicago on 290 West. The bike died. I fired it right back up, and is started running crappy after 5 seconds. I pulled over and stopped around Harlem. Within 5 minutes a car pulled over from the left lane, to the shoulder on the right where I was. A guy got out, he was wearing a riding vest under his jacked, and introduced himself as King, from a group I can't remember. We screwed around with the bike, and he finally asked if I was out of gas, and I was. (Bike is new to me, I learned the hard way). He was going to pick up his girlfriend and said if she had a gas tank and he saw me on the way back, he'd pull back over. A half hour later, I'm sitting there with an IDOT guy who radio'd for someone to come with gas, when King pulls back over, and gets out of his car with a gas can. We dumped a gallon in, shook the bike back and forth a little, hit the starter a few times, and then it fired right up. I got off at the next exit, topped off the tank, and was on my way. I couldn't thank King enough, he said no worries, 'it could have been me on the side of the road.'

Thank you King, I owe you a lunch and at least a few good deeds to strangers.

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Very cool to hear. Bikers are most of the time there for each other and theres no better feeling then that.

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glad everything worked out
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i need a new bike, this one is trashed
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I got gas for a guy last year pushing an old Maxim in 45 degree rain.......couple months before that Bruce got gas for me when I ran out during a group ride in Wi.
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I've been helped out a few times also. Glad it worked out! Was it this guy?
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Heh..... that picture looks like he is holding handlebars with a headlight in the middle.

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awww thats awesome!!!! Glad all worked out

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I got gas for a guy last year pushing an old Maxim in 45 degree rain.......couple months before that Bruce got gas for me when I ran out during a group ride in Wi.
You almost had to for me this past Saturday.

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