NAKED & IN LUV
Join Date: May 2008
Location: VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Rep Power: 1
Rode off bike on friday afternoon 14th , heading with a group up to Mt. Hotham in Victoria. It was raining and I was 2nd in the group, until the first rider was booked for speeding. So I took the lead and about 30km later was aproaching a left hand corner when i changed down 2 gears lightly applied both brakes, bike dropped suddenly. All was ok until toyota landcruiser popped in view, bike went under 4wd and I slid into its rear wheel in a fetal position and then bounced off. Thankfully I did not go under or was still with the bike. I servayed the situation & looked back on the path I just travelled & could see oil for 25m up the road which was not from my bike when I crashed. It was the first time rain had fell on that particular road for a while and log trucks use this road heavily which I guess might account for the amount of oil on the road which the rain had not yet washed away. Also the gear I was wearing did its job, leather pants, leather boots, leather gloves, cordura jacket with armour and helmet saved me from skin loss. Can't speak highly enough about the gear.
PS I might have a few bike parts for who ever is interested which I will post soon.