my first spill
My first spill happened 35 yrs ago.
My '08 klr has hit the ground twice in 8k mi. both times standing absolutely still.
I mean 0 (zero) mph.
Once on the left, then 5000 miles later, once on the right. big dummy. scratches on both radiator covers.
But, in the big scheme of things, I have fallen off motorbikes so many times only some of them stand out in my memory, like the stupidest, the fastest, the most painful, the most embarassing (that takes audience).
From the standing still ones to crashes at well over 120mph, most of them taught me things.
Things like control, self-control, bike control, throttle control, balance. Traction, line choices, momentum, balance, wheel placement. did I mention balance?
Things like; gear is good. I hate crashing thinking; my knee gaurds are in the gearbag, not on my knees. or something along those lines. I wear all my gear.
'72 BMW R75/5 (Col. Klink),
'02 KTM 400 E/XC,
'05 ktm 125 sx (for sale)
"Hey, are you okay? Can you get up?
I thought you said you could ride"
All the best