VFRWorld Rider Rescue

Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by derstuka, Jul 15, 2017.

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Would you be willing to participate in a VFRWorld Rider Rescue Program?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  4. Yes, but only if ToeCutter is handing out Rub n' Tugs

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  1. derstuka

    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Hey Lads and ladies,

    I am putting this thread up to gauge interest on setting up a rider rescue type of program on VFRWorld. I realize that there are several already, including the 'NA Biker Rescue' on Facebook, however, I thought it might be worthwhile to have some guys/girls that intimately know the VFR be available to assist if the need should ever arise. This would also help for the guys (like me) that avoid Facebook/Twitter like the plague to expand the possibilities of assistance.

    To put you at ease, no, derstuka doesn't need to come to your home, inspect if you are in compliance, along with drinking your beer, and flirting with your wimins....no, no, no, I charge for those, AHEM, appearances ($$$) anyway. This would just basically be anybody who is willing to participate and help out a VFR rider in need that might be in a certain vicinity of their home. The VFR rider in need could be having overheating issues, chain issues, starting issues, or just need a little assistance with a flat tire. They would need open up VFRWorld to this thread, look at the list of available members in the rescue program, where they live, and contact them through a PM, or other option listed below.

    First of all, you just put down your general area, and maybe what you may have to assist with. For example, a truck with ramp(s), trailer, car, gas can, etc. Your real first name would be helpful as well (but not required).

    Regarding contact data: I realize that in this day and age, it seems that everybody wants your personal information, so I have two suggestions below to help put your mind at ease:

    Option 1. The rider in need contacts you thru a PM. Ideally for this to work, you would need to set up your VFRWorld account so that you get a notification with new emails. Preferably, to an email account that you check on a regular basis.

    Option 2. This would be a hybrid of sorts. In addition to option 1, you could leave information such as your phone number and/or email with the administrators of VFRWorld. This contact information would not be provided to the rider in need without your permission. For instance, a rider needs assistance in San Diego...they send a PM asking the local VFRW Rescue team member(s) for help but no response. They can then contact VFRWorld admin, and one of us (derstuka, reg71, tinkerinWstuff, or Michael) would send you a text/email asking if you are available to assist. If you are, and ONLY if you give permission to do so, we would give your contact information to the rider requiring assistance. This way, your information is still secure, but we have an additional way of reaching out to you should the rare circumstance occur.

    For me it would look as follows:

    VFRWorld Rider Rescue Member: derstuka
    Real name: Jason
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Equipment: Truck with ramp, gas can, tie-downs, Canyon Dancer, tools, cold beer, strippers???
    Rescue Radius: Can help within 1 hour radius of San Francisco
    Contact Method: Via PM/Email, or contact admin of VFRWorld to text me.

    I may create a new thread (or edit this thread) and consolidate all of the rescue member information onto one thread for ease of searching.

    Please check out the poll to vote your choice as well as letting me know your thoughts and any additional ideas. I am kind of keeping this bare basics, but I think if done correctly it could be a useful tool and nothing like the great feeling of helping out another rider in need. Also, if you are member of the rescue team (or not), it would be helpful to at least always have a set of eyes on this thread for riders in need. They might not be in your area, however, you could try to alert the closest rescue member.

    Oh, and members from any countries are welcome and encouraged to join! The more the merrier!

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    Due to the space constraints on this post, I had to move the VFRWorld Rider Rescue contact information to its only designated thread. Please click on the link below to be taken to that thread:

    http://vfrworld.com/threads/vfrworld-rider-rescue-contact-info.53692/#post-567451
     
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  2. Bubba Utah

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    I like the idea mainly because I would be on the receiving end of it.:Help:;-) I hope not, but seriously I do like the idea! I know that I have not seen another member in Utah except one that has not posted or responded to me for months ( he had a 2010 1200) . But, I am always willing to help if possible for those of you riding threw and are close to the SLC metro area or Park City and Heber on a Sunday or Monday.
     
  3. A.M

    A.M Moderator Staff Member

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    This is an excellent idea!! Very awesome, derstuka!!

    I know firsthand how much a relief it is to know I'm not alone on the road.
    I've been helped many times by friends and strangers that have become friends.
    Helping others in need, especially riders!...I'd just jump at the chance!
    I can't wait to give back to riders what I've received many times over.

    We all know what it feels like to have something go wrong at the seemingly worse time.
    There are plenty of us scattered all over the states and around the world, and together we can help make those worse times a bit better for others!

    Here is my info:

    VFRWorld Rider Rescue Member: A.M
    Real name: Jen
    Location: Wichita, KS
    Equipment: Gas, tools, car rides, food/drink, moral support, smiles and laffs
    Rescue Radius: Can help within 2 hour radius of Wichita

    Now don't you all go breaking down here all at once for A.M spoils... ;)

    Spread the love, share your info, because one of these times it will be you in need!
    Trust me...I know!
     
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  4. Bubba Utah

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    Per A.M. post here is mine!

    VFRWorld Rider Rescue Member: Bubba5466
    Real name: Mike
    Location: Salt lake metro and surrounding area within 85 miles, Utah
    Equipment: Gas, Basic tools, tire repair kit, tire pump and if needed a oscillating cutting tool for your OEM tail assembly for a tidy tail, A Hyundai Elantra riding experience, frozen food and on a good day maybe bbq or rotisserie chicken from costco/water and beer- no sodas, no health drinks and sometimes gatorade, a couch (only one bedroom or if you buy the beer I will take the couch) , sarcasm, basic cable, and if you use pay per view leave cash, Wi Fi if I can remember the password!
    Rescue Radius: Can help within 1 1/2 hour radius of Salt lake.
     
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    Badbilly Official VFRWorld Troll Of The Year!

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    For a working model check out BMW MOA.
     
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    Sounds cool.

    VFRWorld Rider Rescue Member:FJ12rydertoo
    Real name: Howard
    Location: Platte City, MO (KCI area)
    Equipment: Gas, tools, tire repair/tire changer, bike ramp, truck/trailer, whatever help I can offer.
    Rescue Radius: Can help within 1-2 hour radius of Kansas Ctiy, MO.
     
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  7. derstuka

    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Thank you to all who have volunteered to participate thus far. I see a lot of views on the thread, but only a handful of members participating (or voting) so hopefully more members will chime in with their information so we can gain some steam! The more than participate, the stronger the VFRWorld Rider Rescue has the potential to be!

    :Clap2:
     
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    is this open for people in the UK as well?
     
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    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Yes sir, anybody (yes, even SOW), anywhere in the world! I'd was hoping to have peeps participate outside of the US! Please do sign up if you would like to be a volunteer!

    How do you say "brrraaaaaaapppp" in the UK?!
     
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  10. derstuka

    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Dang bubba, I didn't know you were in SLC! I was just through (well, I stayed with a friend) there a few weeks ago on the beemer coming back from Wyoming! If I knew you were nearby, I would have stopped by to drink all of your beer!

    Cheers!
     
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    OK I will chime in when available.

    VFRWorld Rider Rescue Member: 34468 Randy
    Real Name: you guessed it...Randy
    Location: Chilliwack, BC in the Dominion of Canada
    Equipment: Well equipped shop and compressed air. Beer fridge. Assorted tools and equipment. Beer fridge. Inside storage for bike while repairs being done. Beer fridge. Access to computer for looking things up. Beer fridge. 3/4 ton truck and could probably get some ramps somewhere. Lots of tie downs. Did I mention the beer fridge? Food and bed if needed. Oh! There is beer in the beer fridge.
    Rescue area: Lower Mainland of BC including Vancouver to Hope. Coquehalla Highway will be covered to Merritt. Trans Canada will be covered to Boston Bar. Sea to Sky Hwy from North Vancouver to Whistler and beyond will have to be covered by someone else I am afraid.
     
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  12. derstuka

    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Woo hoo, the amazing Randazzo popped the cherry for Canuckistan! How did it feel? I hope you used protection!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Maple syrup fixes everything.
     
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    I'm in. Great idea.
    VFRWorld Rider Rescue Member: Dabit
    Real Name: Dana
    Location: Jacksonville Florida
    Equipment: Gas, Tools, Trailer, Tie downs, Tire repair, Compressor, Garage, Food/Drink (adult beverages), Place to crash (stay, sleep), Car ride, Any other help I can Offer.
    Rescue Area: Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia
     
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    count me in,VFR world rescue member,Scottbott
    real name,Gordon
    equipment-garage,tools compressor,beer fridge and any help I can offer
    location-Grantham,Lincolnshire,UK
     
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    I am in, list me as you see fit.
     
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    Next time! let me know. I would be good to hang for a day with another VFRR, Take Care.
     
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    I want a beer fridge!
     
  19. derstuka

    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Splendid Toe! Ooh, and FYI, I signed you up for free handies as well. Better double up on your hand moisturizer!
     
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    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Thank you for all of those that have joined thus far. We are now up to 7 members. Hopefully, some more of the peeps reading this thread will sign up soon.
     
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