a lucky day ?!!!
so on today's track day it was raining rather hard, so i figured i would use the opportunity to practice locking in and hanging off further to keep the bike upright,and just look for reference points.
The first 4 laps were not to bad, a little squirmy, but i started putting on some pace and reeling in a few bikes (cant help myself). I am coming down to turn 1, the fastest on the track, hang off and tip in .... sweet... then i guess i gassed it up too much on the exit and the back comes around. here i think I blew it and rolled off.. bad move.. the bike snaps left, right and highsides.
Now this is where it gets real bad, I hit the gound and the bike and think this is cool i am sliding sort of on my back, no promblems>i then realise the handle bar is caught up inside my helmet as i slide off the track into the sodden earth and i realise i cannot let the bike go or i will be pulled along by my neck. I hold on for all i am worth thinking any moment the crash knob will dig in flip the bike and rip my head off.
Man i was so scared (i am shaking again as i write).
Any way the bike ploughed instead of flipping as we have had a week and a half of rain and because i am a lucky sob.
The bike is a mess, I have a immovable lump for a right hand and i cannot breath, laugh or cough as i landed on my ribs and they are very very sore, and a bruised face where the bar caught up.
i am expecting a lot more pain tomorrow :-) .
A handle bar in the helmet... who would have thought.
Dave of the living