Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin USA
Rep Power: 1
Another 9'er Down
I laid her down still within site of my work.
In the industrial park there is a mail drop box on the side of the road where people pull off the oncoming lane to drop their mail into the box without getting out of the car.
Well there was a car stopped there as I was approaching and sure enough he pulled back acrossed right in front of me. I grabbed a handfull and footfull of brake, the bike skidded sideways and I highsided it slamming down on the asphalt. My gear did it's job saving me from any serious injury. I wasn't wearing gloves however, so my hands got scraped up pretty good but other than that, a few bumps and a nice sized goose egg just below my elbow I'm all right.
The bike is going to need a new tank again, clutch cover, front turn signal, bar end, brake lever, mirror, windscreen, and throttle cables.
The guy that cut me off stopped and helpped me we took the bike back to my work where he helpped me clean up my wounds and waited for the police to come and make a report.
As it turns out I knew his wife and the cop that did the report small town and all. Anyway he has insurance so this won't end up costing me anything.
All in all I think I came out of it lucky. Any crash you can ride away from... You know.
Lesson learned Allways wear ALL your gear even your gloves. My helmet really did it's job cuz there is a couple off deep scrapes in it and I didn't even have a headache.
It was weird cuz as I was crashing before my head even hit the ground thoughts passed through it "Damn it I'm crashing I hope my bike isn't getting to f#cked up." then I saw my tank bag fly off and thought "oh man my iPhone is in there" weird but I really wasn't worried about me just my stuff. I guess cuz the pain hadn't hit yet.