Went for a ride last Thursday night after work and all was well until I came midway through a left hand corner. Nothing but sand all the way across the road. I am guessing that someone had taken a load of sand out of the adjacent driveway in a pickup and spilled it all over the road as they pulled away. Anyways, I low-sided on the left side of the bike going about 30 mph. The bike slid off the road and I continued sliding on the road until I stopped about 25 feet away.
That feeling of going down is pretty frustrating as when I knew I was going down I was just like No!, No! No. Weird, that all I was thinking through the slide was, "I can't believe I just *ucked up my bike!"
I got up dusted myself off and walked back to the bike. I little stiff and with nothing more than a few bruises. I have to give thanks to my gear for doing its job but more to other members of this site for posting accounts of any accidents and encouraging AGATT.
The damage to the 919 isn't to bad. I was able to ride ride the 20 minutes back home and other than a gear pedal that might be a little out of whack, I think everything else is just cosmetic. I filed an insurance claim on Thursday night and will be dropping the bike off at a local shop to be fixed up this week. Pretty happy that all this spill is going to cost me is my deductible.
I just wanted to post the details of my spill and encourage everyone to always wear their gear.
And sand sucks. One of my bigger fears, along with animals. I hit a corner with sand at a pretty good clip one time. Did a really cool powerslide out of it, scared the **** out of me. I can deal with things I can see in a corner, it's the "invisible" stuff that bites.
"Towards the end of the vid, it looks like she may have had a bafflectomy." - MarylandMike
I'm glad my past helped your present LOL. Isn't it amazing, when the gear actually DOES what it's supposed to do? Take a second look at all your scuffs and you'll see it's in all the protected spots. I swear I don't know why more people don't wear it.
I am VERY glad you were and are ok?
There's your plan and then there's God's plan.........
Your's doesn't matter.
Just thinking about having to scrub road rash makes me cringe. I am glad the only scrapes I have are from the friction of the impact between my body and the protected areas of the gear i.e; elbow, knee, shoulder.
Feeling great this morning and I am back in the gym today! Thanks for all the kind words.