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Today I had to do a business run about an hour south into Los Angeles (from Ventura) and decided to take The Burg since we're having a few days of nice sunshine between rainstorms. On the way back I plotted out as much backroad riding as possible, which in this case included Santa Susanna Pass Rd. Roads are dry, just an occasional small bit of water crossing here and there. So I'm rounding a blind curve (not a hairpin, but not a sweeper either) and lo and behold :shock: a post-rain rockslide has deposited itself in my lane (about 4-5 basketball sized rocks, 5-6 football sized, and numerous softball sized). Fortunately no-one is coming in the other direction so I cross the double yellows into the other lane, narrowly missing the opportunity to functionally test my riding gear (so, does the armor in the shoulders and elbows of my Frank Thomas jacket really help? In truth, the weakest piece of my gear was the just plain jeans I was wearing) and having potential scratchies (along with who knows what else) on the black Burgy :cry: . I pulled a U and drove back around the curve to slow cars down with arm signals, which I did for a few minutes. Then I thought, I could be here all day. So I drove back around the slide, parked the bike, and proceeded to manually roll the little beggars off to the edge of the road (while listening intently for the sound of an automobile rounding the curve). A guy in a pickup came ripping around the corner, swerved into the other lane, then :) parked and came back to help me roll the rest of the rocks. I left feeling I had made the world :roll: (well, ok, Santa Susanna Pass Rd.) a safer place.

Lesson and Public Service Announcement: YOU JUST NEVER KNOW what is around the next corner........... Ride Safe.
 

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Michael is the MAN!

Senseless acts of kindness? You bet! 8)

Steve
 

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I always go on the premise that good deeds will be returned. Hats off to you!
 

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glad you didn't hit any of them. And it was a very nice thing you did by moving them.
 

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I like that part about
"On the way back I plotted out as much backroad riding as possible,"
. That's the way to plan a business run .
missing the opportunity to functionally test my riding gear
now that must have upset you no end. :)

Between the ride and cleaning up the road way I'll bet you felt good & had a good day
 

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It's not very often someone would put themselves in harms way just to make sure nobody else got hurt. :thumbleft: :eek:ccasion5:
 

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Just saw this post...

I just saw this post. Hurray for you not taking a fall and three cheers for the wonderful thing you did! And thank you for the reminder that we need to always pay attention to what is ahead, especially if we can't see it.

I nominate you for Burgman Do Gooder of the Year!
 
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