Don't ride the Vision in the sand.
A lousy experience, that ended much better than it might have.
I was FAR from home and took a wrong turn near Blair OK.
Dirt road. Not a big deal, I'm often on dirt or gravel.
However, in the midst of making a couple of turns to get back on the main road, this thing unexpectedly turned to deep sand. Pretty soon the back tire started wandering and I was down.
No harm done, but an impossible situation. Could not get the bike up, but even if I could, it was sideways in the road, halfway up the tires in sand and nosed up against the bank.
Down the road a ways, a white pickup was eyeing my position, and he drove up.
I really appreciated the company, but still saw no way out of the situation.
Things got worse as I called AAA, got switched from TEXAS (my membership) to Oklahoma, and told, "The driver won't go 50 feet off the pavement".
Said goodbye to AAA and turned my attention back to my new friend, who was calling HIS friend. Told me the Vision was so big he thought it was TWO bikes down.
It didn't seem but a few minutes until I had a couple of strong thirtysomething country boys helping me move the bike.
I got on, started forward and fell again, and repeat, and repeat.
They got me back to clay road.
Wouldn't take money.
I really lucked out when they showed up. Great guys!
There's not a mark on the bike.
2011 Vision Tour
Last edited by Tom Kirk; 09-26-2011 at 02:30 PM.