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Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)

Subject: Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)
From: Bob Whitmire <bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:28:19 -0400
No. The bike is still sitting in the garage. Has not made it out for its first 
ride of the season.

We were leaving a dinner with some friends outside of Bath, about 30 miles 
south of here, and it was snowing. As we drove away from their house, one of my 
headlights went out. Oddly, both high and low beam were gone. I’ve _never_ had 
this happen before. Usually, the low goes but the high continues to work. The 
thought of the other side failing kept me on edge. As we drove through a large 
intersection in Bath proper, a police officer pulled me over to tell me my 
headlamp was gone. It was 11 p.m., the witching hour on weekend nights for cops 
and drunk drivers to find their lives intersecting. I’m sure that’s what he was 
doing. But, like I said, me and the wife both have gray hair, we didn’t reek of 
whisky, and the cop politely wished us well and told us to drive safely.

He also gave me a warning card to “remind” me to get the headlight fixed. As we 
drove away, another “popeye” turned the corner and my cop whipped around in the 
road and flipped on his blue lights. He was a busy fellow that night.

I got the light fixed the next day. No one seems to know why both high and low 
beams failed simultaneously.

--Bob Whitmire
Certified Neanderthal

On Mar 24, 2014, at 7:13 AM, Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Why did he stop you, Bob?  What was the warning?  Were you being a nuisance 
> on your bike? :-)

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