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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Guess it was my turn today...

Posting this in gear due to my commenting on the rain pants below. If it needs to be moved, cool...

So, I took a little spill on my way home from work this morning. The roads were nice and wet from raining all night and a good bit of the morning. About a mile from home, right in front of the local fire house, my rear tire lost traction in a right hand turn and took me down. I had the misfortune of my right foot getting pinned under the bike as it slid the 50 feet or so to a stop.

I got out of it almost 100% unscathed. The worst of it is a bruised hip that I impacted on as well as the outside of my right wrist. There is some light bruising on the sleeve of my jacket, but it is otherwise undamaged. (nothing a little touch up dye or whatnot wont cure)

The rain pants I had on did a spectacular job of saving my jeans I was wearing underneath them. There was very little damage to them, and as far as I can see, nothing tore through at all. Surely If I had been only in the jeans, they would have been shredded leaving me with more then a black and blue hip.

Just goes to show what good piece of gear can accomplish.

Vega Rain pants

Leasson learned? Take it easy on those dam bends in the rain/wet.

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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you know, it's never good to see/read a thread like this......

but I'm glad you are (for the most part) ok.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Thanks Ndr, I am one who thinks all threads like this should be posted.
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Glad you are OK

Sounds like quite a spill. You are right we need to see things like this once in a while. I'm glad you buried your pride and reminded us how vulnerable we can be. It is also good to point out the value of protective gear.

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Thanks Ndr, I am one who thinks all threads like this should be posted.
I think you misunderstood my comment.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Glad you're ok

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good to hear you came out in decent shape....rain makes you lose traction no doubt....but it also helped you in the slide along with those rain pants.

you didn't mention any damage to the bike....I hope she is easily put back on the road too!
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I think you misunderstood my comment.
Ruger, I was not replying to anything you wrote. I understood what you said.

You may be guilty of what you addressed.
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Thanks guys.

Damage to the bike was minimal, I even rode it to work again tonight.

I scrapped the hell out of the side of the engine guard (so it handled its job rather well.)
There is a tiny scuff mark of the extreme outer edge of the throttle handle.
Then, I have a small scuff on the bottom outer corner of my saddle bag that you have to really look for to be able to see.
Aside from that, there was nothing. Picked the bike up did a walk around, started right back up and rode off.

I'd have to say that my ankle being trapped under the bike kept the back end and the muffler from being dragged on the ground. Of course, I'd much rather have the bike scrapped up then my foot, but my boot did a pretty good job of holding together, so it's all good.

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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Sp practically you escaped unscratched? Nice!
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