I had my iPhone with me this time, but I actually broke down less than two miles from home (but it was uphill most of that way, and couldn't push the bike home...not that the rear tire would have made it anyway. It was toast
The tow truck (nice big flatbed with tilting bed) was perfect for my bike. AMA Roadside Assistance made sure the tow companies that were dispatched for me had equipment for a motorcycle. I said "companies" because the first company decided another tow was more important than me and cancelled my pickup...but
, AMA RA had already checked with another company to be on standby and they came and got me 15 minutes after the original company was to pick up my bike.
A minute or so after they arrived, AMA RA called me back to insure that the tow truck had arrived to pick up the bike.
Once the guys (one of them was training, and they both owned motorcycles) got there I told them I wanted it towed to my dealer, Aurora, which is probably 12 miles or so away. I ended up changing my mind and told them to take it to my house, and they were more than happy to oblige. They got me all setup in their spare jumpseat and took me home. Got there, unloaded my bike, I signed the paperwork, no money was exchanged (they didn't even want the tip I offered them), and I pushed the Strom into my garage. They were excellent!