WOW. Reality check
Riding home from work today, It was Raining really hard… I was in all of my gear and living it. I was dry and worm. I was doing around 45-50 mph. All of a sudden the car in front of me Stopped… I still am not sure why. I hit the brakes and had no response. NO slowing down at all…. The next thing I know the bike slid and I high centered and that was it… in a second I was on my back Skidding down the road at 45 mph…. I remember sliding and saying in my head
“You F$%& idiot, What are you doing? Now your in it, I don’t know what we are going to hit but this is going to really hurt, you stupid ass”
I slid about 50 feet and stopped under the cars back bumper. I don’t think I ever hit it. My bike skidded off the road on the right side….
I was unhurt …. It must have not looked good. The people in the cars that stopped where REALLY Freaked out…. Freaked out enough that I checked myself over to more times. If they are that freaked out I must be a mess…… Nope I was fine. The tops of my feet are sore and my elbows are black and blue…. A little road rash on the right side of my bike, my rain gear did surprisingly well but is toast, and my Back pack is toast also……
All in All I was lucky …. But I was being cocky and a stupid ass… I was going far to fast and I was way to close to the car in front of me….. Thanks goodness for my leathers.