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Lost In Brooklyn

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So, I was supposed to take my Hawk to Brooklyn tonight. A friend of mine is willing to trailer it for a track weekend at BeaveRun and back. However, today was not my day. The whole day I felt very tired and my brain hurt but the upcoming rainy weather was not giving me a choice. I had to take the bike there before the 'monsoon' starts. To make sure that I will be able to find his place, I typed his address into google maps and printed it out. My head was tired so I did not even read the name of his street, just looked at the map picture for couple of seconds thinking that I will properly read his address when I get near.

Later in the evening I was finally in Brooklyn. I took the right exit and stopped by the sidewalk to figure out where exactly to go. When I reached to my tankbag for the maps, I suddenly realized that I left all the printouts at home. I had not even read the address! I did not know what to do. I could either return home to get the printouts or try some other way figure out where to go. I was so close to call my other friend to ask him to log into my mail account, find the guy's address and give me some pointers. But I hate asking people for help. So, I decided to try on my own first.

I closed my eyes and attempted to imagine the map I saw for just couple of seconds earlier. I got a vague idea about where to go and I navigated myself through the streets in the assumed dirrection. The only thing I clearly remembered was that his mailbox was #2. That meant that he probably lives in an appartment building where the mailboxes are numbered than in a house. Finally, I was on the street which I believed was marked by little star on the map. And there it was - a small apartment building. I peeked into its backyard and was completely stunned by what I saw. There was a race bike on a trailer! A needle in a stuck of hay... :-)

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So I thought it was just us guys who hate to ask others for directions. Welcome to the club. At least you found your mark whereas I would have wound up in Mississippi somewhere before giving up, going home and not telling a soul I got lost. :thumbsup:

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So I thought it was just us guys who hate to ask others for directions. Welcome to the club. At least you found your mark whereas I would have wound up in Mississippi somewhere before giving up, going home and not telling a soul I got lost. :thumbsup:

My ex-boyfriend use to come home 2-3 hours late sometimes. I never asked but then I found out that on those occasions he got lost in the small neighborhood we lived in and in order to find our house, he start driving through it like one would go through a maze ... try all the right turns, try all the left turns ... Not only that he would never ask for help, but he also could get lost in the movie theater on the way from the bathroom... Well, he is gay now - so I don't know if he still counts :)

I do ask for directions sometimes (well, honestly I have a very good sense of direction and I do ask only in the most critical situations), but the problem was that I did not even remember where I want to go. Just the friends name :)

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That is some amazing display of visual memory!

I could never do that, although I believe (used to before I've read this, anyway) that I always have a pretty good feel for where I am.

About your ex-boyfriend...

WHAT DID YOU DO???

:goofy:

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but he also could get lost in the movie theater on the way from the bathroom;

and i guess thats where he found George Michael. :goofy:

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The Hawk looks nice. I checked your gallery and didn't see any more pics. Can you add some?

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I'm sorry NESBA bagged that track day. I was planning on making the short trip to the track to spectate that day and catch up with some of my buddies who race WERA. I also looked forward to meeting you as you and I traded a couple emails regarding the weather conditions around here before that weekend. I'm signed up for the May 5th NESBA day. I was just out in the garage putting some time in on my Hawk GT and VTR getting them both ready for the 5th. Right now it's snowing here in the south western PA area. Kind of a snow rain mix. More rain than snow but just cold enough to make me feel like NOT working on bikes.

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The Hawk looks nice. I checked your gallery and didn't see any more pics. Can you add some?

Tbzep - I can pm you a link to some more pics of the Hawk ... Let me know if you are still interested.

M.

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That is some amazing display of visual memory!

I could never do that, although I believe (used to before I've read this, anyway) that I always have a pretty good feel for where I am.

About your ex-boyfriend...

WHAT DID YOU DO???

:goofy:

Thaks and NO COMMENT :rolleyes: Mellowyellow is probably right ... :idea3:

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I'm sorry NESBA bagged that track day. I was planning on making the short trip to the track to spectate that day and catch up with some of my buddies who race WERA. I also looked forward to meeting you as you and I traded a couple emails regarding the weather conditions around here before that weekend. I'm signed up for the May 5th NESBA day. I was just out in the garage putting some time in on my Hawk GT and VTR getting them both ready for the 5th. Right now it's snowing here in the south western PA area. Kind of a snow rain mix. More rain than snow but just cold enough to make me feel like NOT working on bikes.

Yeah - NESBA bagged it but we all were ready - too pitty there were upto 3-4 inches of snow at some parts of the track. Plus the 23F temperatures were not very helpful - the tires were more like a rock than a sticky gum. I am sorry I did not contact you earlier - I was very thankful for all your emails, advice and help - unfortunately, I was left to Europe less than 48 hours after returning from BeaveRun and had no time even reply. Europe was exhausting but nice. I am finally back and finally catching up on old promises.

Btw, I am planning on going to BeaveRun with STT on May 26th, 27th. How about you?

M.

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