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post #1 of 7 Old 09-07-2007, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Drive through (almost) gun shop

Today I was visiting a friend who owns a gun shop in Monroe, WI.
He and I were the only two in there, and we were BSin' while I was also doing a bit of shopping..

All of the sudden he yells out " Oh NO!!! Lookout Dan!!! " and then he starts running away from the front of the store.. A second later I hear a CRASH as glass starts falling in from the front windows!!!

Where I was standing, I couldn't see the little old lady who had driven up the sidewalk, over a parking meter, and up into the front of his store..

His store cat who's famous for sleeping in the front window was right where her bumper came through the glass, but luckily a lady walking by had just tapped the glass at the cat, and then took two steps before the driver drove up, just missing the cat woman.. The cat hightailed it for the back of the store (as we all did).. As luck would have it, the front tire hit a steel post which kept the car from continuing on into the store..

I pushed the now stuck front door open to check on the driver.. She was very shaken and the doors were locked.. We finally got her to unlock her doors.. I reached in and took it out of Drive and shut the car off, while trying to calm her down, along with several other people who rushed over.

She actually took the worst of it with a bump on her nose when it hit the steering wheel. It wasn't fast enough to set off the airbag...

Of course the entire city of Monroe's first response, police, fire department, etc. arrived very shortly after, and after everyone checked themselves over, everyone was OK..

Now for the weird part.. From what I was told, she was the same person who did this just a month ago!!! That time, (and it was the same spot) she drove over the meter, smashed an anchored trash can, and up the sidewalk before stopping. The sidewalk has tables and chairs where people eat at the little diner next door..

Here's a few pics.. Note the nice red Wing (mine) that didn't get run over, and how close it was.. (actually, I was closer to getting run over than the bike).













That's how I spent my day of vacation... I'm guessing my bike will be on the front page of tomorrow's Monroe Evening Times..
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WOW,everyone was very lucky that day.Are you sure that's not a wet spot under that wing

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WOW,everyone was very lucky that day.Are you sure that's not a wet spot under that wing
Naw.. It's actually concrete patching.. If anything, it'd be from my monkey that's zip tied to the rear rack..

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Nice how happened to get the wing/ "it takes up ALL of my garage" in most of the pictures... Bacon on me!!! Glad no one was hurt (Pull the DL on her)

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Nice how happened to get the wing/ "it takes up ALL of my garage" in most of the pictures... Bacon on me!!! Glad no one was hurt (Pull the DL on her)

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The damn thing's so big it CAN'T HELP but be in the pics..
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Sounds like her license needs to be revoked!

That's an awesome Goldwing man!
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-10-2007, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like her license needs to be revoked!

That's an awesome Goldwing man!
Well, the Wing's wonderful for long distance and 2 up riding. Sucks on gravel though..

I put around 400 miles on the KLR between Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, wandering around SW Wisconsin and Eastern IA.. Gravel road hunting mostly.. I don't think it would have been as much fun on the Wing..

Although it's got way better tunes than the KLR.
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