The Monichum Slide

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Today’s ride was cut short, we just filled up at Miseela Gas station and were heading down the Gulf Road. As we were riding we decided to make a U turn at the Bide’a round about to head towards Julai’a to avoid a lot of cars. I was watching Monichum from my rear view mirror and the round about was relatively empty and we were taking it easy, so I looked back and saw him following me.

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Then I headed down the road, and I couldn’t see him in my rear view mirror. I waited for a minute and then I knew something was wrong so I made an illegal U turn and flew back to find him pushing the bike to side walk. I parked the bike, and I asked him what happened since he was going so slow, what could have happened.

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He told me he slipped on a stain on the ground which turned out to be a large oil stain. He said suddenly the back end of the bike was going out from under him and before he realized it he was spinning on the ground. He let go of the bike which is an important part of him not being hurt much except for a few bruises and a bruised pride. Lucky for him the car that saw him blocked off the round about with his car, so that nobody would hit him which was great of him.

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I was happy as hell nothing happened to him, he just kept apologizing since he was riding Robo. Robo took the fall like a champ, because of the armor at the bottom it kept the bulk of the fall off his leg, which is the exact reason for the protection and so that bike doesn’t get harmed. A few parts were broken or scratched, so they just need to be replaced, it will take a little while to get all the parts so thats all its going to take to fix them.

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I called the Tristar guys, but it was slim chance since it was 9:30 am on Thursday morning on Eid. Luckly for me I got one of the guys and within 30 minutes the Tristar van was there to take the bike. The most amazing thing was that two police cars passed us by for the hour and half we were there and they didn’t bother to talk to us or ask if anything is wrong. I’m honestly shocked at their lack of help, and even if nothing was wrong we were stopped illegally and they didn’t say a word. One of those police cars stopped on the round about for 45 minutes and didn’t say a word to us, I was pissed. Tristar reacted better then the damn Police!

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The funny part is Monichum wanted to go riding, so he wanted to go get his bike. I told him his enthusiasm is great but he shouldn’t be riding for the rest of the day until he gets it in his head exactly what happened. He felt like a new man later in the day, but he felt the bruises. He was happy he was wearing his jacket, now he wants more gear and real racing boats not the shoes he was wearing. Now he wants to ride more then ever, and I’m just happy that he is fine and nothing bad happened. Robo is out of commission for a little while.

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A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

17 Comments

  1. Hellraiser

    Salamat guys, hamdellah nothing serious happened.

  2. Hellraiser

    Salamat guys, hamdilllah nothing serious, although some work to be done on robo.

  3. monichum,, thank God ur ok

    i’m amazed how robo took the slide mashalla,, the armor hugging the engine made an excellent job

    nice jeans monichum,, ehheeheehee,, c u guys tomorrow enshala

  4. obviously tristar are gonna react much more different than the cops cuz u’re showing them the $$$ :)

  5. wee :(
    kha6aaah el soo2, al7amdillah nothing happened to him
    o inshalla robo egoom bisalamah ;)

  6. Kim

    Learning how to crash right is a big step in learning how to ride. It looks like Monichum did well, a few bruises is not bad for a big spill like that.

    Robo: You are a champ, get well soon.

  7. lfc-q8

    kha6akum el soo bro matshofon shar

  8. jewaira

    Salamat….Robo certainly took it like a champ didn’t he? :-)

    Glad no one was badly hurt though.

    Great reporting as usual Marzouq

  9. salamaat… kha6akom essoo! Kudos to Robo

  10. Hellraiser: hamdellah it wasn’t bad! And the bike will be out of commission for a while! All good!

    vampire: Hamdila! He can take it like a champ! Yala c u tomorrow!

    Stafa: They react like this to all their customers which is very good, there are lots of dealerships that make more money but they don’t react like this!

    Laialy: Kha6aach el laash! 7amdilla he is all good!

    Kim: I agree 100%, at least he has an idea of whats it like!

    lfc-q8: shar ma eyeek mashkoor!

    jewaira: He was laughing that I was taking pictures as evidence and by the time we got to breakfast half of kuwait new that he crashed! He said I was standing next to him the whole time, how the hell did I notify so many people so quickly!

    Ansam: kha6aach el laash! yup!

    Jacqui: Shar ma eyeech!

  11. Haaay guys i just recieved a phone call from Z ordering me to check the blog . i saw a pic of legs that i am used to see for the past 25 years ooops those are mine . The Monichum Slide “nice one Z :) ” guys i will miss robo and also i will miss my healthy knee. all kha6akom el lash . see yaa

  12. monchum you do need to get proper riding gear and its only after a fall that you realize how important gear can be. If i had been wearing proper riding pants when i fell i wouldn’t still have the scar on my knee.

    Marzouq you need to get riding pants with some padding too!

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  14. Eee owww. . . . . That had to hurt, both the rider and the ride……. Bad bike week? You seem to be taking it well enough. I would go ballistic and unbalanced if my vehicles had a problem… My bike is 10 years old and I still treat it like I got it an hour ago (So do all other riders!) . . . . .

  15. Mark: yeah I know!

    Azariath: I agree with you 100%! I care and love my bikes, but friends > bikes.. and it wasn’t something in his control at all so I had nothing to be agitated about, I’m happy it was just a few bumps and bruises.

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