Yesterday I was coming home from work for lunch, and I downed my motorcycle. I was actually turning into my neighborhood, so I wasn’t going more than 40mph (probably more like <=30), and there was a large section of very fine gravel that I went through…in the turn….as I was downshifting. Basically it was all my fault, and it should have never happened. But it did.
It was a left hand turn, but somehow the bike got slammed to the right. I was thrown to the ground on my shoulder and head and elbow. My hip hit shortly thereafter. And I assume that as I was flung off, my left foot hi the handlebar or something, because my left ankle has a hematoma and is in quite a bit of pain. My entire right side is very sore today.
I was wearing my standard gear: helmet (full face), textile jacket,gloves, jeans, racing boots. If not for these things I would be in a whole new world of hurt.
I have scratches on my shoulder, and my shirt was torn (yes, even under the padded jacket).
My elbow has some roadrash, once again through the jacket.
I mentioned my ankle.
My helmet has some scratching where it was impacted, and the visor broke off.
My jeans were torn around the hip/right pocket area, and my DROID which was in that pocket has some scratching on its cover (the backside, luckily).
So…I’m just really sore today. Otherwise I am fine.
This really sucks because I’ve been trying to sell the dang bike. doh!
Posted by: jamba
Tags: #accident #motorcycle
Published Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:30:34 +0000
original filename: 149