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#1 Unread post by BlueBomber » Tue May 08, 2007 4:44 pm

I finally felt confident in some of my curves and headed for the twistys.

Had a lot of fun zooming around farms and lakes and such all damn day, came home and got gas, left went to the pier, went to leave the pier and...i have no idea how...I guess we'll call it a low side.

wouldn't have been a big deal, except my left leg was trapped under the rear tire and I just could NOT (without resting and calming down first) get my leg out from being pinned. Not a single Cager helped me, but two sport bike riders cut around the stalled traffic (that was just watching me and waiting for me to get up and out of their way) and helped me move the bike off my leg (and they were nice enough to pick it up for me, so I could tend to my nerves and check myself for wounds)

They made sure I was okay (and I am) and took off, thanks myster sporty riders.

Damage to bike: the front left turn signal's cover popped off, I put it back on - no problems there I guess.

There's a 1" x 1.5" spot of road rash on my tank, part of the emblem is...eroded? Shift lever is bent up and right an inch or 2.

once I bend the lever back the only problems to the bike are cosmetic.

Damage to me: I was wearing full gear. thankfully.

my left hip will have a bruise, it's sore. my left inside shin and calf hurt like HELL. I'm sure I've got some shin splints, but I can walk on it and such, it's just sore right now, and will probably be all kinds of ugly tomorrow.

I'm going to go take a nice bath, and take my cage to get some ice cream I think.

yes, my pride may hurt more than anything today.

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#2 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Tue May 08, 2007 6:28 pm

Ouch... Glad you weren't hurt worse and that was awesome of the fellow bikers to lend a hand.

Get well soon!

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#3 Unread post by Shorts » Tue May 08, 2007 6:37 pm

Hey Blue, sorry to hear of the wipeout. People suck - the ones that didn't bother to even ask if you needed help. Glad the other two riders came over to assist.

I totally feel your pain, literally. One of my drops this weekend landed on my left leg partially, I got some sexy bruises on my calf - they are huge! (the bruises, not my calf muscle), and my left hip was achey as well.

At any rate, rest up and feel better soon! :getwellsoon:

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#4 Unread post by The549 » Tue May 08, 2007 6:59 pm

Glad you're ok, and here's another thanks to the riders that helped you out. Kinda sad that no one got out of their cars to help you, but that's just how it is sometimes, or so it seems.

Let us know how you're doing tomorrow too!

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#5 Unread post by Sicko » Tue May 08, 2007 7:19 pm

Sorry to hear about the drop. Glad you're OK. :)

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#6 Unread post by Flesher » Tue May 08, 2007 10:48 pm

Glad you're allright, too bad about not getting any help, that must have been awful and frustrating to be trapped, but at least the two riders came to your aid.


When you've had some time to shake this off and you have some time to reflect it would be interesting to hear what you think caused the mishap.

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#7 Unread post by BlueBomber » Tue May 08, 2007 10:50 pm

Thanks for the support guys.

I'm really more upset that it happened, because I remember going "oh "poo poo", this turn isn't happening right" But I (and the bikes behind me) didn't really get a good idea for why or how i went down in the exact way that i did.

Also i'm upset at exactly how I landed, leg trapped and all. had my leg been forward a few more inches I would be much less sore, and I could have gotten up on my own.

Oh well. I figure I'll be all bruised up tomorrow, and I'll show you the bruises, also I'll show you my boots where the leather is partially chewed up in a couple spots (ATGAAT people!)

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#8 Unread post by Nalian » Wed May 09, 2007 6:58 am

Sorry to hear you went down. I had the same thing happen with no one stopping to help. Hope you feel better soon!

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#9 Unread post by flw » Wed May 09, 2007 7:09 am

Like Michelle above, same thing basically happend to me and no help was to be found. Good thing you were not pinned under your pipe as well.

Glad nothings broken, bruises and sprains just take time to heal.

Speaking of yesterday, my oldest son knocked over my bike in the garage. Windshield and tank scrapped. Turn signals and shifter escaped somehow. I assume I don't have 100% of the details :evil:
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#10 Unread post by storysunfolding » Wed May 09, 2007 8:48 am

People can be jerks. BlueMonkie fell over in her parking lot and had her foot caught up in the wheel well with the motorcycle running on top of her. She was crying and making a scene.

She paged me on my comm system and I came flying back, pulled into the parking lot and came across a whole group of people not 5 feet away JUST WATCHING HER. :frusty:

I don't understand what comes over people when a bike is around but it's typically either ultimately awesome (riders) or utmost stupidity (the sheep in the cages... BAAAAAA)

Sorry to hear about your bike, do you think that you caught gravel or something? It's good to hear that you're ok. It's better a battle scar on the bike than you!
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#11 Unread post by badfish89 » Wed May 09, 2007 9:08 am

Bikers unite. "help a brotha out"
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#12 Unread post by BlueBomber » Wed May 09, 2007 9:56 am

I looked over my bike a bit better, and I looked at the scene of my accident as well, and it makes a lot more sense to me now, though not entirely.

I realized that the problem was that my front end gave out, not my rear.

I believe I was turning the bars (not countersteering, because of the VERY slow speed) and then gained speed too quickly, without straightening the bars fast enough. The one thing I did know about my accident, was that I was panicked BEFORE I fell, because I pulled out when it was clear, only to have an SUV pull out a little further down the line, that needed to REALLY accelerate in order to have the room to do so, causing me mid-turn to not pay the attention i should to taking a smooth turn, and instead making me pay attention to getting out of the way of a barreling SUV.

I got out of the way all right, and then immediately into the road near it.

my bars were turned full lock to the left after I started going down, you can tell because the rubber/plastic guard that sits where the clutch meets the cables and the bar has a bit of a gouge in it, but nowhere else on the bar, so the bar had to be facing that direction.

I feel pretty sore right now, I'm not sure how much of it is from the fall, and how much is just my muscles from the longish ride yesterday (such as my abdomen feeling like it had a lot of workout)

Also, no bruises. Were you to just see my body you'd be like "wow, that's hardly a SCRATCH" but it's deep tissue pain, and it hurts pretty bad. Luckily I can feel that it's getting (a very small amount) better instead of worse.

Thanks for your thoughts and concern everybody, I'll be back out there soon, I just need to let my body rest so I don't hurt myself even more though.

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#13 Unread post by Shorts » Wed May 09, 2007 6:41 pm

Blue, just a thought since you said you think it was your front tire that jinxed you, check your tire psi. While you were pretty preoccupied with the SUV, a low tire psi might have enabled a wash out.

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#14 Unread post by BlueBomber » Wed May 09, 2007 11:19 pm

Shorts wrote:Blue, just a thought since you said you think it was your front tire that jinxed you, check your tire psi. While you were pretty preoccupied with the SUV, a low tire psi might have enabled a wash out.
I already added that to the list of "things to pay attention to when my body feels up to riding again"

I've got to straighten the shift lever, straighten and tighten my mirrors, all your standard TCLOCKS stuff, and a few other deals..

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Re: Great Ride, Bad Ending.

#15 Unread post by Flting Duck » Thu May 10, 2007 12:09 am

BlueBomber wrote:I finally felt confident in some of my curves and headed for the twistys.
I suppiose that may have contributed to what happened to you because the moment you relax is the same moment you become dangerous to yourself and others.

But , don't worry about it. you had a spill, survivied and learned somthting from it - and you are that much wiser for it.

As the old saying goes: "Experience teaches us something that we wish we didn't have to learn."
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