That idiot would be me. Happened on Sunday, last session of the day, last lap. And I know, I know, you don't go hard on the first session, the session after lunch and the last session. I've been riding long enough to know better.
First off, it was my fault. I was tired, losing my concentration and I target fixated. All me, no tires, other riders, suspension or any other excuses!
At the end of the day, everyone was clearing out and a control rider and I had OPEN track... so you can see where this is headed. We play for almost the whole session and about 3 laps from the end, he drops off and I have open track all to myself. I come over T10 pretty good where the front gets all light and I'm laughing to myself thinking, “I think I actually like this course.”
Then onto T11… I really didn't do as much breaking as I'd been doing previously through out the day and with all that open track, I just - sort of – “let it go in there..?”
Brain said too fast, bike was running wide and instead of looking through T12, I peaked at the tires (You Flocking Idiot). On the grass and the rear brake isn't cutting it so it was either grab the front brakes or ride it into the wall. Front tucked and I remember standing up, seeing the bike and getting out of the way. Bike rolled on both sides but took only minor damage (rearset and windscreen). I took the full blow of being completely upright to then to completely down (head, neck and shoulder). Red flagged and rode the "shame truck" back to the paddocks.
The control rider I was playing with came over and we were talking back and forth and the adrenaline was still going… so Greg and I put her back together really quick and moved over to the North Course (thanks again Greg). Pain didn’t really set it until the car ride back to the hotel for the evening. Didn’t see stars… but had the whole dizzy, nauseas spells but not bad enough to think too much about it.
I got "ground pounded" pretty damn good. Today, 3 days later, my brain is still warm where I wacked my head, but not nearly as bad as on Monday morning! I pretty much chewed though aleeve like vitamins and kept the redbull flowing. It's getting better. The front straight on North is pretty noisy without a windscreen…LOL.