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edeslaur 02-18-2013 02:02 PM

It's just a flesh... bone wound. OR: Side bags are not risk free...
 
No motorcycle was harmed in this event. :deal

One street accident in over 200K miles (I don't count the one where I passed out due to low blood sugar 12 years ago - it got the other ankle), I'm not feeling too badly about it, but I sure wish it was a cooler story. Help me come up with some good lies to tell!

Late at night, just 1 literal mile from home after my 187 mile round trip commute, coming a way I haven't been in about 4-6 weeks since the main road was blocked for construction. Slow cage in front of me faded into the right lane, so I zipped to the left and crossed the spilled paint patch I've been crossing for months. :D

Apparently the prior few days of wet weather has been rough on it, as it was crumbly that day and not enough cages went by to sweep it clean. You can see the marks on the rear tire as it slid out. I had to dab to stay up (the other side has no chicken strip either, so it was not an overly reactive response on my part to being leaned over a lot, I was going down baby).

The left side bag really wanted to meet my foot, and proceeded to tackle it to the ground, in the process bending it in unnatural ways. :eek1 My foot hung on and tried to pull me off the bike as well, but I persevered. Thank goodness the bike can do nearly 90 in 2nd gear as there was no way I was shifting, even to lean down, with my hand, and do it as it stung quite a bit.

I spent a while thinking it was badly sprained, but the x-rays disagreed. :huh

You can see in the picture how much the bike leaned over as it hit the paint. Had I been going faster, it would have been fine. I was doing probably 15-20 at most.

Hobbling around in a walking cast, heeding my osteo's advice not to go riding until it's had time to heal. I think he said a week? (nah, he said 6). That's going to add about an hour a day to my commute for a few weeks (no lane sharing/HOV lanes in a car as a solo driver). :cry I see a bike ride in my very near future, though the air cast won't do to shift at all...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z...520collage.jpg

74C5 02-18-2013 05:06 PM

Yup, bags turn a two point dab into GOTCHA BITCH! There is really no way to unlearn the dab. At least for me.

Dirty bike 02-18-2013 05:54 PM

Well, that sucks. Hope you heal up fast and well.

BTDT with riding in a leg cast, (TibFib compound fracture, yep, bike crash). What you need is a heel-toe shifter so you can bang the shifts up and down, or rather down front and down back, with the cast. Ideally with the walking cast's footie thing. You will need a small leather bag to put over your toes, cause that air blowing up the cast is COLD! And don't even think about when it warms up and the bugs are out. :huh

As for the story, you were coming down 78 from a fun ride around the Salton Sea and when you lane split coming into Julian to get thru traffic and bumped a 1%er's chopper with your side case, (dude, see the scratches!?), and had to wick it up a tad to get out of sight heading down 79. You totally lost them in the twisties North of Harrison Park, but then when you did a mirror/head check after getting thru Cuyamaca State Park, you look back ahead and a fricking Lexus SUV is 3/4 in your lane coming strait thru the corner causing you to run on the white line and you nearly lost it, but managed to dab & grab some throttle and squeeze by and thankfully back on the road for the last easy run down to 8 and a boring 40 minute slab home.

:lol3:lol3

_cy_ 02-18-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edeslaur (Post 20754516)
No motorcycle was harmed in this event. :deal

One street accident in over 200K miles (I don't count the one where I passed out due to low blood sugar 12 years ago - it got the other ankle), I'm not feeling too badly about it, but I sure wish it was a cooler story. Help me come up with some good lies to tell!

Late at night, just 1 literal mile from home after my 187 mile round trip commute, coming a way I haven't been in about 4-6 weeks since the main road was blocked for construction. Slow cage in front of me faded into the right lane, so I zipped to the left and crossed the spilled paint patch I've been crossing for months. :D

Apparently the prior few days of wet weather has been rough on it, as it was crumbly that day and not enough cages went by to sweep it clean. You can see the marks on the rear tire as it slid out. I had to dab to stay up (the other side has no chicken strip either, so it was not an overly reactive response on my part to being leaned over a lot, I was going down baby).

The left side bag really wanted to meet my foot, and proceeded to tackle it to the ground, in the process bending it in unnatural ways. :eek1 My foot hung on and tried to pull me off the bike as well, but I persevered. Thank goodness the bike can do nearly 90 in 2nd gear as there was no way I was shifting, even to lean down, with my hand, and do it as it stung quite a bit.

I spent a while thinking it was badly sprained, but the x-rays disagreed. :huh

You can see in the picture how much the bike leaned over as it hit the paint. Had I been going faster, it would have been fine. I was doing probably 15-20 at most.

Hobbling around in a walking cast, heeding my osteo's advice not to go riding until it's had time to heal. I think he said a week? (nah, he said 6). That's going to add about an hour a day to my commute for a few weeks (no lane sharing/HOV lanes in a car as a solo driver). :cry I see a bike ride in my very near future, though the air cast won't do to shift at all...

[IMG]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z4A_q0wCuYM/UR_ehxavgzI/AAAAAAAAEmo/cd5PsXYWNaE/s640/broken%2520ankle%2520collage.jpg[/IMG

heal fast !!! quote not in yellow to make it readable

DirtReeper 02-20-2013 08:36 AM

dirty in Ivins eh? sounds like a CL wanted ad :evil

Dirty bike 02-20-2013 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DirtReeper (Post 20769018)
dirty in Ivins eh? sounds like a CL wanted ad :evil

Ya Perv! :lol3:huh That's Dirty bike, not just dirty. :rofl Some chick in the local CL personals is probably using that line though.:eek1

rdcamp 02-20-2013 09:08 AM

What do you mean a 1%ers chopper?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dirty bike (Post 20756408)
Well, that sucks. Hope you heal up fast and well.

BTDT with riding in a leg cast, (TibFib compound fracture, yep, bike crash). What you need is a heel-toe shifter so you can bang the shifts up and down, or rather down front and down back, with the cast. Ideally with the walking cast's footie thing. You will need a small leather bag to put over your toes, cause that air blowing up the cast is COLD! And don't even think about when it warms up and the bugs are out. :huh

As for the story, you were coming down 78 from a fun ride around the Salton Sea and when you lane split coming into Julian to get thru traffic and bumped a 1%er's chopper with your side case, (dude, see the scratches!?), and had to wick it up a tad to get out of sight heading down 79. You totally lost them in the twisties North of Harrison Park, but then when you did a mirror/head check after getting thru Cuyamaca State Park, you look back ahead and a fricking Lexus SUV is 3/4 in your lane coming strait thru the corner causing you to run on the white line and you nearly lost it, but managed to dab & grab some throttle and squeeze by and thankfully back on the road for the last easy run down to 8 and a boring 40 minute slab home.

:lol3:lol3


Dirty bike 02-20-2013 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdcamp (Post 20769304)
What do you mean a 1%ers chopper?

A 1%er is a reference to a motorcycle club member. What some would call a 'gang' like HA or Gypsy Jokers, etc.

If you side swiped a club member's motorcycle, and kept going, they would likely pursue you with intent to do harm or take retribution of some sort.

DirtReeper 02-22-2013 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dirty bike (Post 20769112)
Ya Perv! :lol3:huh That's Dirty bike, not just dirty. :rofl Some chick in the local CL personals is probably using that line though.:eek1

Wouldnt surprise me if somechick st geo was using that :rofl:lol3

Barnone 02-24-2013 05:01 AM

edeslaur,
Swallow your ego and get a twist and go 250 cc plus scooter and ride your ridiculous commute.


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