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Well, after 30 years of riding, it finally happened. I went down with my bike on Interstate 85 in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. The first rain (light) in over a month had the road slicker than usual. Combine that with a police car and another vehicle moving in the emergency lane (I was in the right lane) and another vehicle suddenly pulling into the lane I was trying to get into to avoid the police car, a pull on the brakes by me sent my bike skidding as if I had hit an ice patch. When my wheels regained traction (with the bike skidding somewhat sideways) I was thrown off the bike and bounced on the blacktop as the bike did it's own bounce. Fortunately this all happened at fairly slow speed (less than 25 MPH) and the traffic behind me was able to stop without running me over.
I have some road rash on my left knee and right elbow, my right foot is sprained, I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder, and I have a number of bruises. I consider myself extremely lucky.
Although the front of the bike took some hard hits, my Givi saddlebags kept the rear of the bike from getting a scratch. The Givi bags are scratched pretty badly, but are still functional and not cracked. My plexistar fairing is in a million pieces on I-85, but it probably absorbed a lot of impact forces that would have damaged more of the bike.
2004 VN750 "Freedom"