One of the crew and I were doing a pre-trip ride on Saturday, when, at around 60 mph, the Kawasaki my pal was riding dropped its muffler:
It bounced up and hit the bike, but he kept cool and stopped a little up the road. There was some damage to the bumper of the car behind, but nobody got hurt.
This breaks the nothing-has-gone-wrong-yet-fate-is-saving-up-for-something-big jinx! Plus, parts dropping off the bikes seems likely with our third world bangers and this was good practice.
Two weeks from today we’ll be on the ground in Vietnam!