Laid it over, in a parking lot, in front of a bunch of nursing students.
I get out of medical terminology class and fire up the V to go home. I was probably going a bit too fast, but so was the truck that I was trying to avoid. I'm rolling up to a T in the parking lot that is lined with parked cars and am going to make a right to the exit to the road. I start to turn and a big, black chevy truck comes rolling up, going in the direction I was turning. I was NOT going that fast...maybe 3 or 4 mph. So, to avoid getting smacked by the truck, I slam on the brakes. I WOULD have stopped...upright, had my front tire not been smack in the middle of one of those packed down in a little dip, piles of gravel that looks JUST like the freakin' asphalt.
So, my wheel is already turned and the front wheel locks up *CRASH* down on my right side I go. I'm more embarrassed than anything at this point. The bike is still running. Right as I go to hit the kill switch, it dies. My foot is pinned under the rear passenger handle thing. The guy in the chevy stops and gets out and a herd of nursing students all rush over to see if I'm okay. One girl insisted she look at my knee. I scraped my knee and elbow kinda bad (I didn't have my riding jacket on
), and the V has some paint missing now, but all I am is a bit sore.
GAR! That is the first time (outside of the motorcycle safety course) that I have laid a bike down. I'm grateful it wasn't at high speed or anything, but it shook me a little bit. I'm not certain if ABS would have prevented that, but I kinda think it would have. Honestly, I've had worse wrecks on my mountain bike, but as soon as finances allow, I'll probably be getting something with ABS.