Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern Virgina, USA
Jumping the Bobber!
Not with jumping cables, but I actually went a little airborne a few days ago. I was riding behind traffic at around 40 MPH, near the center lane. The car in front of me passed over a a round "donut"used to hold down one of those orange barrels used in construction zones. Think of a motorcycle tire split in half. Because of heavy traffic, I didn't have time to take an evasive maneuver fast enough and caught the left edge of the donut.
Both tires hit, and all I could do is hold onto the bars. Lifted my bike about 6" off the ground, and moved me about 10" to the left. Could have been disastrous, but the Bobber landed firm and kept going.
Gotta be careful out there.
I've spent my fortune on wine, women, and motorcycles. The rest I wasted on everything else.