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    I can't find my pants mirona's Avatar
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    Crash and burn

    I was riding my motorcycle home from a friend's house where I was swimming last night. Going through the backroads that were a little twisty. I caught some gravel and the bike completely slipped out from beneath me.

    I hit the ground on my hip, tumbled once, then slid across the road on my back. The bike laid down on the right side and slid until it hit the dirt and then flipped back over into the road.

    Almost all of the plastics on the bike are trashed. Seat is gone. Mirrors, headlight, handlebars, controls, gas tank etc. are messed up.

    I was wearing all of my gear, so I walked away essentially unscathed. Just a little abrasion on my hip and a bunch of soreness. Unfortunately, they chopped off all of my clothes ($$$), but at least my boots, gloves and helmet are alright. My head never even touched the ground.

    All in all, it's a pretty ****ty experience that is going to cost me a pretty penny, but at least I made it through without serious injury.

    Time to watch a movie and sulk

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    I'm glad you made it through OK Mirona. Too bad about the bike.
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    Glad you are ok.....don't you have insurance that will cover the damages?
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    Bummer but glad you're OK!

    But if you walked away - how come they chopped the clothes off?

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    That's what I call luck. You could have been killed or paralyzed. I know someone who used a cane for 6 years after a motorcycle accident. Clothes and plastic are replacable. Glad to know you're okay.
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    Glad you are okay. Maybe this is the motorcycle equivalent of the first clipless fall, and you have it out of the way now.
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    Glad you aren't seriously hurt.

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    But if you walked away - how come they chopped the clothes off?
    They just wanted to see Mirona's sexy body.

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    Sorry to hear about the incident, but glad you're okay.
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    It sucks that they cut your gear off, but at least you're alright. Reason #1 to start out with a used bike, when(not if) you drop it, you don't care as much about replacing the plastics, and they're cheaper.

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    Sounds like you tucked the front. Glad to hear you are ok. Sucks about the gear tho'.

    Now get back on that horse and ride son. Do you hear me? RIDE!

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    That sucks man.. Glad to see that you are otherwise ok..

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    Good to hear you are ok. Too bad about your clothes though. Shiite Muslim's expensive!


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    Too bad there's no footage of that! I'm glad you're okay; the leathers and the bike are expendable.

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    Aww, that sucks... will insurance cover the damage, or will they try to call it reckless driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polara426sh View Post
    It sucks that they cut your gear off, but at least you're alright. Reason #1 to start out with a used bike, when(not if) you drop it, you don't care as much about replacing the plastics, and they're cheaper.
    I'm not overly concerned about having to replace things. I just want to get the bike back on the road as soon as possible.

    I don't know how the insurance is going to work out because I was riding after dark and I only have my permit. That's a no-no here. We'll have to see how it turns out. I'm kinda bummed just thinking about it.

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    Sorry to hear about you going down. It's something I think about every time I get on mine. Thankfully I haven't ever. (Except once when I was all but stopped, only my pride suffered) I'm glad you plan to ride on. That's the only way to do it.

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    Ouch. Glad you're ok though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post
    I was riding my motorcycle home from a friend's house where I was swimming last night. Going through the backroads that were a little twisty. I caught some gravel and the bike completely slipped out from beneath me.

    I hit the ground on my hip, tumbled once, then slid across the road on my back. The bike laid down on the right side and slid until it hit the dirt and then flipped back over into the road.

    Almost all of the plastics on the bike are trashed. Seat is gone. Mirrors, headlight, handlebars, controls, gas tank etc. are messed up.

    I was wearing all of my gear, so I walked away essentially unscathed. Just a little abrasion on my hip and a bunch of soreness. Unfortunately, they chopped off all of my clothes ($$$), but at least my boots, gloves and helmet are alright. My head never even touched the ground.

    All in all, it's a pretty ****ty experience that is going to cost me a pretty penny, but at least I made it through without serious injury.

    Time to watch a movie and sulk


    The gear is essentially meant to save your hide in the event of a mishap. It appears to have done so. In reality you really have to assume replacement after each incident. So it is really part of your insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post

    I don't know how the insurance is going to work out because I was riding after dark and I only have my permit. That's a no-no here.
    You're lucky you didn't receive a citation.

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    Glad you're OK, Mirona. That's tough about the bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post
    I was wearing all of my gear, so I walked away essentially unscathed. Just a little abrasion on my hip and a bunch of soreness. Unfortunately, they chopped off all of my clothes ($$$), but at least my boots, gloves and helmet are alright. My head never even touched the ground.
    Finally! Incontrovertible proof that it's not necessary to wear a helmet!






    /relax, spazzes. Mirona, glad you're okay, and it could have been much worse. Good thing you weren't wearing your assless leathers.

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    Please say that your precious perfect beautiful body isn't scarred!! *getting woozy*

    Glad that you were able to come to BF and post this Mirona. I know it must have been scary at the time. Way different than falling off a bicycle, with the weight and torque.

    I hope you didn't damage your back trying to save yourself. When I was hit by a car on the bike I was struggling to keep it upright and although I didn't go down, I tweaked my back somewhat.

    ((hugs)) Really really glad that you are okay.
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    You need a label that says "please don't cut all my clothes off."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Please say that your precious perfect beautiful body isn't scarred!! *getting woozy*
    Hehe. I had plenty of nurses checking to make sure that it wasn't. After they cut my jacket off, it seemed that even more of them came flowing in. I mean, how many people does it take to cut a dude's pants off anyway?

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    That sucks...what kinda bike is it, and how long have you been riding?
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