Well sadly my riding season has come to a end already.
Riding to work today I was on a entrance to a highway coming off of a bridge. As you came off the ramp there is a long speed up lane before merging. The car a few cars ahead of me got off the ramp into the accel. lane and sped up then slammed on their brakes for no reason. All the other cars stacked up very quickly behind the braking car. I was still in the entrance ramp in a turn, leaned over. Saw all the red lights and grabbed to much front brake. I low-sided the bike and slid for a bit.
Popped right back up and quickly ran to the bike and lifted it right up no problem. A car that stopped helped me push it off the road. My left wrist was sore, but felt fine. After sitting for a bit I decided it hurt to much to pull in the clutch so called my dad to bring the truck and ramps.
The damage: Fractured wrist that the doctor told me needs to be in a cast 6-8 weeks
. Also my right knee has a sweet strawberry to it.
The Bike: Right tank cover is scuffed, broke off a handguard, bent rear brake lever, scuffed throttle bar slider and footpeg, and slight scuff on my front fender.
I had wanted to get the bike painted this winter, so now I have a real excuse. The rest can be fixed pretty cheap. I am shocked at the lack of damage. We drove it up in the truck.
My helmet never touched the ground, leather jacket and gloves show no marks. I had on Joe Rocket Phoenix pants
. I wore through the mesh, and knee armour on the right to skin. I also had Joe Rocket Metour boots.
They are skuffed up pretty good, and it looks like some stitching is now loose.
So I am done for the year, put on around 6k miles since april when I bought the bike. I will definitely be keeping the bike, as I already want to ride. Just hope my wrist heals quick for ski season.