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hairybiker 31 Jul 2011 19:55

So ive been away living in the woods for a week and come back to reality, expecting to find at least an email of thanks from a certain well known member...
The story goes...a week and a bit ago, i saw a broken down motorcyclist, so even though im in my car i stop and offer assistance...i immediately recognise the fellow and say i enjoyed his mondo enduro talk a few weeks back...his bike is broke so he suggests i tow him home "ive done it all over the world he tells me, its quite safe!"
so i tow him and all is perfect until we get stopped, rudely, by some off duty hitler...and then a rather nice uniformed officer....to cut a long story short, after spending over an hour at the side of the road, with the threat of being reported for a driving offence, which could spoil my very clean license, i am released leaving the police to deal with said motorcyclist and his uninsured bike (its illegal to tow a bike with a car). I give said traveller my details and as common courtesy i would have expected at least a thanks by email...but nothing!
as well as a traveller, i am a back patched club member and had i done what i did for a real biker, i would have had thanks and beer without a doubt...its the way we roll.....
if this is the way so called motorcyclist travellers treat each other, i think the next time i see a broken down bike...i may just ride on past.....

brclarke 31 Jul 2011 23:13

Hey, maybe he hasn't thanked you because Officer Friendly threw him in jail - and he's still there!

Rory799 31 Jul 2011 23:22

What do you want ?
What do you want ?
Roses and a candle lit dinner !!!
I admit a "thank you" is nice but not essential.

I have stopped many times for stranded motorists - not to be thanked - but in the hope that when it's me broken down, some one will stop and help me.
What goes around, comes around.

So chill out bud and be content with the fact that you did the right thing and helped a fellow traveler on his way - thats what its all about.:thumbup1:


61timm 1 Aug 2011 01:41

We don't help people to get praise, we help people because it is the right thing do.

realmc26 1 Aug 2011 02:48

I have to agree with Hairybiker. While stopping to help out is clearly the right thing to do and most people would do it without expectation of reward or overt praise, having gone the extra mile to do something illegal and risk your own license I personally would have thought a follow up call, text or email at the very least was the least he could do.
Bloody rude!

Big Yellow Tractor 1 Aug 2011 10:42

He might just have lost your contact details (very likely with this particular biker :-) )

You could always shoot him an email to ask how he managed to get out of the situation.

hairybiker 2 Aug 2011 20:59

Rory...I didnt expect anything but a thanks...but when someone who alot of people on here think is some sort of a travel god doesnt have common courtesy to say thanks, then it doesnt bode well for any common folk to stop...bikers get enough bad press as it is...and ill have u know i stopped again 2 days ago to help an old asian bloke who had broke down on a roundabout, while everyone else just beeped at him and drove round...i even got a thanks off him...or i think thats what he said in his language!

timm it was the right thing to do...but courtesy is also right.

realmc...thanks fo the back up, glad someone feels the same.....

anyway, im of to put on my batman suit and save some old folks from crime.......... :batman:

gixxer.rob 3 Aug 2011 06:04

A thank you is always nice but there is not a lot of point getting angry about not getting it. Just make sure you thank the next person that helps you, which I am sure you already do.

monsieur 3 Aug 2011 13:54

Maybe he's gone the way of many 'famous' folk and decided that you are too lowly to thank?

Paulo Assis 3 Aug 2011 15:50

I believe that you made what is right and it was only your own decision.

To help strange people or what else is not mandatory. It is a conscience duty, not a legal issue. I believe that I am free to choose the moment and why I would help someone. I love freedom.

I think the same as 61 (" We don't help people to get praise, we help people because it is the right thing do.)".

But, this is for myself. To not forget the beauty of be alive. Perhaps only living people can help and share.

If I have a moment that I can help someone, I will be glad just for it. To help and share. Life goes on.... don't worry.... be happy...
Hugs! And keep the rubber side down! :)

*Touring Ted* 3 Aug 2011 20:18

Grumpy old man.....
Ever heard of a selfless act ??

So what if you never got an email blowing flowers up your arse. You did a good deed and that should be enough. Karma will reward you....

Slating someone down on a public forum because they didn't kiss your bum for what any decent person would of done anyway is far worse than him not sending you a love letter.

There could be a million reasons why you didn't get your thanks. I'm sure being an ungrateful tosser isn't one of them..

I've helped and been helped by countless people around the world. You can't thank everyone.

By any chance, did you used to write into that TV show, "Points of View". Your rant seems very similar :Beach:

Ride safe mate... Lifes too short.

ta-rider 3 Aug 2011 20:32


I met quite a few people who helped me while i traveled through africa. Now, a few years ago i wanted to contact them but some have changed there emailadress or i cant read what is written in my diary and from other people i just dont have any contact adress.

Realy sad specialy if i think they might be wayting for me to send a thank you email / sms / letter (one is the police station west side of the baviaans kloof in southafrica) but im still very thankfull about what they did and have told a lot of people about what they did...

LG, Tobi

skyleader 3 Aug 2011 20:55

Your "thank you" is coming...
I don't remember reading where the good Samaritan received any "thank you" for rescuing the helpless traveler. In fact, he even paid for the stranger's care and lodging. The point is... there is a heavenly Father who did see your kindness and He will reward you accordingly.

brclarke 3 Aug 2011 21:25

Let's not forget that the last time the OP saw this mysterious "celebrity rider", said rider was standing on the side of the road talking with Officer Friendly about his uninsured bike.

If the cop gave him a hassle, the last thing on that rider's mind is thanking anyone! doh

markharf 4 Aug 2011 02:13

Yah, seems as likely as not that the anonymous rider in question was annoyed at being abandoned by the side of the road to the tender ministrations of the police. Personally, I might have hung around for a bit longer to see if he needed a lift or more.

Or not. In any case, if I went on the internet to slag away at people, famous or not, who failed to adequately thank me for my many generous acts, I'd have little time leftover to ride. I mean, really OP: look at the responses you're drawing here. Most people seem to think you're being a bit of a jerk. Maybe there's something to be learned from that.

It's not that you shouldn't be irritated; I'd probably be irritated too. But going on-line to bitch and moan, pretending not to name the culprit (while making it quite clear who you're talking about)--what's to be gained here? Do you think you're looking good right now?

My opinion, and worth exactly what you paid me for it.


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