How to pick up a bike?
I have a 650 and dropped it 2 weeks ago on a scabby gravel road while turning around (double camber and incompetence).
Having picked up the bike before on tarmac I know the logistics, so I backed up, grabbed the left seat handle and the handlebar grip and couldn't get it more than 2 feet off the ground. It then dawned on me, since the bike's saddle was laying downhill, I was trying to pick up close to the full 450 pound weight, rather than a fraction of it. I considered powering it around on it's side, before common sense kicked in and I got help from a local resident, (fortunately before a logging truck appeared round the bend at 50+mph). Safely on my way..........to town to buy the inevitable replacement turn indicator.
Here's the question..........if I had been a few more miles down the track, it's all forest and there wouldn't have been any houses, so how do you pick it up when it's laying downhill?
PS My separated ribs are now just a dull ache and only hurt when I laugh.
'15 Red DL650
Subaru Outback X/T
Brody Mtn Bike
Give 'em a twist, a flick of the wrist
That's what the showman said...