Dropped the Bike -- Oh, the humanity!
So I finally laid the bike down. People always said it was never a matter of "if" but "when" it would happen.
On the way home from work, traffic was horrendous. People were cutting me off, braking for no reason, I even had to swerve from a car in order to not run into the back. Surely if there was a day to get in a wreck, that would've been the day. But no wreck. Instead, having survived the deadly traffic, pulling into my driveway I somehow bumped my trashcan, hit the front brake too hard, and the slow-motion lean off to the left began. I tried to save it, but at the point of no return all I could do was try to let it down gently.
The plastic fairing has a minor scratch and the alternator cover has a noticeable scratch. The left handlebar bumper has a scratch and the left peg nipple snapped off. So just cosmetic damage--no paint damage, thank the Lord.
It seems to be riding fine. Any need to bring it to the shop though? I was just there, in fact, getting maintenance done.