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On the ditch:(

God bless my Hepco Becker crash bars, they allowed me to ride out and home. I am glad i was wearing my gear as well. It could have been a lot worse. Pictures will follow.

Damn fixating. I have caught myself doing it before, and worried it would get me one day. Today was the day. :(
 

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Glad you are okay. Now that you have that out of the way... :)
 

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Glad you and your bike are all right. I've pretty good about not fixating around corners, unless I start drifting into the other lane. Then I have to force myself to look though the turn. The biggest problem I have is when I see something in the road, I want to know what it is, :stickpoke: so I have to be careful about not running stuff over.
 

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Glad you and your bike are all right. I've pretty good about not fixating around corners, unless I start drifting into the other lane. Then I have to force myself to look though the turn. The biggest problem I have is when I see something in the road, I want to know what it is, :stickpoke: so I have to be careful about not running stuff over.
That's exactly what happened. At the apex of a corner i was coming into at ~ 80km/hr, I noticed an oil strip I started to look at it, stupidly hit the brakes to avoid it (duh) which stood the bike up, and instead of letting off the brake and looking where i wanted to go, I started to fixate on the gravel on the far side of the corner. Hit the brakes hard, but didn't have enough room to stop and slid out as soon as I hit the gravel. Stoopid!
 

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Sorry you went down, glad you're ok. SCARY!
 

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Glad you are OK. We have to work on learning what to do instead relying on instincts. Most people would do exactly what you did. I find myself fixating on things in the road too, instead of noticing they are there and looking at where I need to go instead of there.
 
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