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08-01-2010 09:55 AM
Paper Naw..
Bumbles BOUNCE!!!

07-31-2010 11:34 PM
Mark B (4) Is it time for Training wheels Paper?

Glad yer OK dOOD!

MB4

PS Bubble wrap..... pop.pop.pop.pop.pop. I'm OK
07-30-2010 10:19 PM
Lockjaw The slow embarrassing ones are WAY better than the ones that put you in the hospital. Glad the helmet is OK.



07-30-2010 10:09 PM
Scooter
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post
I'm a bit more safety gear conscious this week than I was last week..
I put my KLR down at about 10mph.. First time I've "dumped" a bike on the street since July of 1984..

I was turning to the left, and saw that the road to my right was no longer closed.. Hard braking, not looking where I was going, and a 1' square patch of gravel on top of black top resulted in a fast slam to the pavement.

Very little damage to the bike or myself, but that's because I was wearing my gloves, boots, helmet, jacket, etc. Ended up with a sore kidney and a sore shoulder, as well as a slight scuff to my helmet and a small tear on the shoulder of my mesh jacket. Slight tweak to my left pannier that was easy to bend back..

Came away with a new appreciation of safety gear.. And a reminder of one of the first things they teach you in ERC training.. Look where you're going!!
Boy,,,glad your ok,,its never fun going down at ANY speed,,,carefull out there!
07-30-2010 09:52 PM
vatrader
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post
I'm a bit more safety gear conscious this week than I was last week..
I put my KLR down at about 10mph.. First time I've "dumped" a bike on the street since July of 1984..

I was turning to the left, and saw that the road to my right was no longer closed.. Hard braking, not looking where I was going, and a 1' square patch of gravel on top of black top resulted in a fast slam to the pavement.

Very little damage to the bike or myself, but that's because I was wearing my gloves, boots, helmet, jacket, etc. Ended up with a sore kidney and a sore shoulder, as well as a slight scuff to my helmet and a small tear on the shoulder of my mesh jacket. Slight tweak to my left pannier that was easy to bend back..

Came away with a new appreciation of safety gear.. And a reminder of one of the first things they teach you in ERC training.. Look where you're going!!




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07-30-2010 08:36 PM
Red Burrito Glad your ok Paper! After my downer I have been avoiding twisties I'm kind of freaked from them right now. Lots for me to learn still. Wish I knew how to get my spine back to ride them and keep learning.
07-30-2010 03:08 PM
Paper
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Might be time for a new helmet? They say one contact ruins the helmet. I don't know if that is just to sell more helmets or not.
I would toss the helmet if I felt it hit with the slightest force.. Put it this way, the back of my helmet hit harder when I rolled over from my side to my back and I let my head down to gather thoughts about the situation for 10 seconds..

The helmet impact from the dump was nothing more than a slight scuff. My shoulder and arm (in a vented jacket) took that impact. My helmet scuff was nothing more than resting my head after everything else was done.

Stupid mistake.. I ride all my bikes like they're GP racers, including the KLR and the Wing. I've ridden well over 350,000 motorcycle miles in my lifetime.. I've ridden track days in the US and Canada. I've taken the MSF ERC course 4 times and have been asked to be an instructor during the last 3 classes. I've taken the slow evasive motorcycle manuever training by the Florida State Police, and I've always been the fast guy in control when the corners get tight..

And now I'm the guy who falls down at 10mph because he didn't see the tiny patch of gravel.. If nothing else, it was a damned good slap upside the head to remember my training when riding at a increased pace, which I was up to about 50' before this happened.. I typically ride 10-15 over the speed limit and corner speed signs are usually just a suggestion to me.. 25 typically means 50, 35 means 65, and anything above that's completely ignored. (But 15mph usually means they're not kidding, and get your butt down to 25).

Up until this corner, I was riding by myself and having a blast!! Tons of tight corners on roads that I've ridden several times, which is what bit my butt this time.. I was EXPECTING the road to the right to be closed, as it has been all summer. It wasn't, and I changed horses in the middle of the stream.. Problem was, my new horse had gravel under it..
07-30-2010 02:43 PM
Lockjaw Drag. Glad you're OK, buddy. Might be time for a new helmet? They say one contact ruins the helmet. I don't know if that is just to sell more helmets or not.

Could've been worse. Stay safe.

Oh, yeah, I gave Mark some of your carbon fiber pucks to distribute. Gonna keep passing them out.



07-30-2010 02:30 PM
Paper I'm a bit more safety gear conscious this week than I was last week..
I put my KLR down at about 10mph.. First time I've "dumped" a bike on the street since July of 1984..

I was turning to the left, and saw that the road to my right was no longer closed.. Hard braking, not looking where I was going, and a 1' square patch of gravel on top of black top resulted in a fast slam to the pavement.

Very little damage to the bike or myself, but that's because I was wearing my gloves, boots, helmet, jacket, etc. Ended up with a sore kidney and a sore shoulder, as well as a slight scuff to my helmet and a small tear on the shoulder of my mesh jacket. Slight tweak to my left pannier that was easy to bend back..

Came away with a new appreciation of safety gear.. And a reminder of one of the first things they teach you in ERC training.. Look where you're going!!
07-30-2010 02:22 PM
Lockjaw Every one brother.

Yeah, that's pricey. But there are things you shouldn't skimp on (unless you're unemployed...shit, I even quit drinking). You only have one set of feet and take it from a guy who had surgery on his right foot from years of turf abuse...your feat are amazing things. Buy cheaper pants and better boots. That's my motto. (No, it's not...my motto is...shit, I need a motto).



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