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post #1 of 11 Old 04-13-2009, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-13-2009, 06:56 AM
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Sorry to hear about your spill but thanks to ATGATT on your part your writting about it today with just a few scuffs. The bike can always be fixed / replaced.

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-13-2009, 06:58 AM
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man... sorry bout the bike... but glad you arent hurt...

i will take sore over broken anyday...

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Yep, gear rocks! Glad you're okay.

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.

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post #5 of 11 Old 04-13-2009, 07:05 AM
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Sorry about your accident, but glad you are ok! Your anecdote is why I avoid out riding my vision.

Great job on the AGATT PSA! Now with it warming up we need the reminder to wear gear.

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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?

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post #7 of 11 Old 04-13-2009, 07:41 PM
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sorry to hear about the bike, but glad your alright.

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-13-2009, 07:55 PM
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Just watched HOUSE and he'd apparently crashed his bike. Late in the show, he'd neglected some road rash and it got infected, had to be scrubbed.


Glad you're ok.

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-13-2009, 10:08 PM
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I saw that episode too... uggg, bad memories, cept I scrubbed my own w/ pain killers, just some booze. ( I did go get it checked out and got some antibiotics the next day)

After that I'll wear the full monkey suit no matter what, its just not worth the pain to not to.

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post #10 of 11 Old 04-14-2009, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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Good to hear that you are ok. I totaled my first 919 in a corner with sand in it 5 years ago. Actually it was the truck that ran into while trying to save it. I should have just let it low-side.

Gear: never leave home without it.

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