In the past it was a prophecy, but in the future the past has ocurred!


[caption id=“” align=“alignleft” width=“410” caption=“I got up from the wreck, turned off the motor, checked my phone, tried to call my wife, and then took this picture”]I got up from the wreck, turned off the motor, checked my phone, tried to call my wife, and then took this picture[/caption]

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!

[caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“382” caption=“arm rash”]arm[/caption]

[caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“400” caption=“broken frame slider and radiator cap”]broken frame slider and radiator cap[/caption]

[caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“400” caption=“new exhaust scratches”]new exhaust scratches[/caption]

[caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“233” caption=“brake lever and master cyl scratches, broken turn signal”]brake lever and master cyl scratches, broken turn signal[/caption]

Posted by: jamba

Category: ##life

Tags: #accident #motorcycle

Published Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:30:34 +0000

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