It was a washout in a driveway. Something a 35 years of experience rider went through and a 12 years experience rider and myself. Why can't we just admit that **** happens ? I'm sure several variables came in to play as to the reason why my bike went down. But you weren't there on the sidelines with a slo-mo camera so don't tell me how it went down buddy. I'm glad you haven't dropped your 900 on gravel but when you do, remember that **** happens, experience or not. That's life on two wheels.
As a tradesman, one co-worker use to say if you aren't bleeding you aren't working, no one plans to get hurt, no one purposely crashes a bike, some of the recent video's shows experience/ speed, driver error on both the car and rider, which could be deadly, to make a general statement that it is the rider
is just that a general statement, and in my opinion in this thread it could be offensive to some.
That pretty much covers many things, I recall people learning to ski, also recall me teaching people to XC ski, several times I was laying in the snow with egg on my face, fell over standing still, had just come down a really tricky slope. Same thing with my 07, dropped it twice in the garage, both times the kickstand had gone up. If you watch off road racing, bikes go over all the time, nothing to do with experience. My crash in September had nothing to do with the rider or experience, other than the FRESH GRAVEL sign should have had a 3rd word UNGRADED 6 inches deep. I got lucky, noticed something didn't look right, got about 100 feet before going over, front wheel was plowing gravel and not turning, took two of us to get it up, and in first gear with one pushing from behind to get to the shoulder, flag guy, road crew and grader were all down a second branch of road, the supervisor had also gone a mile down the road in a Gator, so no one was doing their job, a car would have crashed as well, only thing happened was a few scratches on the barkbusters and a few on the Trekker case. So my opinion , the previous post , It is not the bike, it is the rider.
Was a poor choice of words and a poor explanation.