OK guys , I have ONE question . Did one of you guys have somewhat of a RUN IN with some sports bikers this weekend in the Blood Mountain , Turner's Corner area , or the vicinity .
The reason I aksed is because there wasa a group of SB's that made effort to start a ruckus with me on two occasions . The first one was at the Walasi-Yi Center . When I pulled in , one o fthe SB guys spouted off saying , " Hey , there's that SOB on that one bike " , then another one said , " yep , that's him , we need to straighten his ass out , let's deal with it now " , a third rider says , " naw , let's catch him out where there is noone around " .
Later on , I was at Turner's Corner Cafe eating , and they were coming back up 129 , hit the brakes hard , turned left on 180 and went reeeaaaalllll slow by the porch . One of them pointing at me and said , " that's him taking off the grey jacket " . They doubled back and pulled in looking at my bike out front .
Well , if you knew me at all , I am not one for unsolicited abuse . I took off the rest of my gear , walked out front and eased out under the apron of the Cafe . They were all sitting on their bikes circling my V . I got proud and walked up and said , " boys , do we have a problem I need to know about " ? . One of them said , " we can settle this later " . Well , again , if you knew me at all , you would know I have little patience and hate waiting on suprises . SSOOOOOO . I said , " if we have a problem , I think it only fiar I know what the problem is first of all , and second of all , if we have a problem , I am up for settling now , I mean why wait " ? . I told them had just come up from Helen and stopped at Walasi-Yi , heard what they said and now this . I had not been in that area for better than 15 years until about three weeks ago and just got here today .
Now they seemed a bit puzzled , but one of them made it clear I knew what I did and they were gonna get me sooner or later . I again , and very politely but firmly made it clear that they must have me mistaken with somone else . BUT .... if they really needed to settle someone elses score with me to suit their needs , I was up for the party and wasn't willing to let my food get cold waiting (although I had not ordered yet ) . I reached for my tank bag , and you never saw a bunch of SB'ers race off so fast .
Anyway , I am not trying to play redneck on the forum . I am a peacbale and decent sort . If I had offended someone on the road at all it would be from riding slow as I typically do , but I nearly always hug the shoulder and signal faster riders around me as long as I can stay safe doing it.
With that said , and please don't shoot the messenger . Someone on a Versys has some seriously pissed of SB sorts looking for you and might want to be aware of it . I sure would have hated to burn up a couple of bucks of good lead on something that smells as bad as a Sport Biker due to someone elses discord . LOL
I can asure you , I had never seen these guys before and surely had no encounter along my way with any other bikers getting there other than passing a granny in a mini-van quite speedily .
Just thought I would give the heads up . Again , please don't shoot the messenger .
Last edited by PO-SLOKE; 09-08-2008 at 11:42 AM.