Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Who's under there?

Speaking of peeing, which we were recently and I can't believe my blog ever got to that level, this came across our instructor's list. It seemed relevant to the subject. A few commenters also noted the additional complications to taking care of "business" caused by the many layers we wear in the cold. Sometimes, even if we know each other, we're not really sure "Who's under there?"

Without further ado, here is the short tale.

One bitterly cold Winter's day a police patrolman came across a motorcyclist, who was swathed in protective clothing and helmet, stalled by the roadside.

"What's the matter?", asked the patrolman.

"Carburetor's frozen", was the terse reply.

"Pee on it, that will thaw it out", said the patrolman.

"I Can't."

"Ok. Watch, and I'll show you", offered the patrolman.

The patrolman lubricated the carburetor as promised. The bike started and the rider took off, waving. A few days later the Commander of the local police station received a note of thanks from the father of the motorcycle rider. The note began:

"On behalf of my daughter, who was recently stranded............"

Miles and smiles,



Raftnn said...

Very good.

Charlie6 said...

Dan, I'd seen that one before....still quite amusing.

As to your header pic....nice Beemer!

: ) - sorry, couldn't resist.


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Allen Madding said...



bluekat said...

Too Funny! Above and beyond the call of duty. I think now I'm really glad Sam is fuel-injected.

Ron made me print this out so he could take it to work & share with the guys. The story goes on and on...

Circle Blue said...

I hadn't seen it before and it was still quite amusing :)

bobskoot said...


what DOM said. I didn't even realize. When did you get the Beemer ?

happy riding with your new wheels . It's not everyday one gets a new M/C

Wet Coast Scootin

Jack Riepe said...

Dear IronDad:

I have spent the day putting my e-mail in order (and catching up with friends) and just got back to looking at your mall post and responses... LOL!

I wanted to tell you I have been peeing on parked Yamahas for years, regardless of whether they started or not. (But it's nice to know the source of the custom.)

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Shannon Baker said...

Too funny!

Thanks for the laugh.

Backroads Buddha

irondad said...

To all,

Great! No I will be known as the Faux Beemer guy. Oh well, there's worse things!

Take care,


irondad said...


You thought you were making a degrading comment about Yamahas. However, you have tripped up and exposed yourself. Pun fully intended.

Biologists say that when an alpha male pees on something, he is marking his territory. Which means that you obviously have more affection for Yamahas then you let on.

Take care,


Shannon Baker said...

Jack an Alpha male?

Now that's just too funny for words!!!

Did every other male on the planet die? Am I just a ghost?

If so, I am no longer on call and can get some sleep!!!!!


Cynthia said...

That's a really funny story!! I love it haha I hope you publish more stories like this. It really makes my day.

Chuck Pefley said...

Oh, my! Love that story!

Hee-hee -:)

D Birren said...

And here I was thinking this entry was something about how a full bladder (or a live round in the chamber) can be a riding distraction...