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faffi

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Beemer

Getting here kinda late but glad to hear you're still with us and hopefully, by now, healed up. I hit some lightly dirt dusted oil in a turn once and I went down in the blink of an eye, no time to react so it's not your fault. Not glad you wrecked but it's actually comforting to see that you went down in some softer grass & dirt. Not everyone is so lucky. Take care!

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r1limited

Dang, Sorry but very glad you are ok,great argument for ATGATT!!!! Heal up

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r1limited

Oh Ya, if you trained n a dirt bike this would not have happened :)

 

Kidding aside, looking back at the pictures I think you can see what happened.  Had an incident on the R1 when I went into a corner and had to lift the bike up and emergancy binders and all I knew going through gravel then landing in a small grass embankment.  Did not drop the bike or harm, basic instincts took over and was able to not hit the pavement.  Walking through the approach and viewing my line what I gathered happened was my front hit a road snake one of them crack filled snakes thatcan be a little slippery,  It was wide enough that when my rear hit it, the bike started to drift.  The Lesson learned "Pay More Attention and stay more vigilent on Street Surfaces as they are not a race track.

Ya know perhaps we should have a Analysis Forum for such discussions?

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Mr.Puss

Damn Faffi, sorry to hear of your mishap here. Well, you're up and about and all appendages are right where they should be and now you've got a possible "Mad Max" project bike to work on and share time with your son while doing so.

Thank heavens for proper gear. ;)

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motomeek

Snap @faffi! Just saw this! Glad you were geared up. Oil is no joke. 

 

I've gone down on tar snakes (on a closed track), so I understand how it feels to have something happen and feel like you didn't do anything wrong. 

 

Speedy recovery! 

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faffi

Thanks all. I've healed up fully. And R1 has a good point; pay more attention. I'm sure I could have avoided it by being more on the lookout. But this is only the 3rd time since 1980 that I've been taken by surprise at a fairly low speed: once when the road had frozen over while I visited my grandparents and I didn't notice, once when there was a huge frost heave followed by a dip that was nigh on invisible due to the flat light and now the oil slick I failed to see. When I think about all the fantastic things I've seen over the years while looking around a bit instead of riding paranoid, I must say it's been worth it. For me. But sure, if you ride sensibly and still manage to stay as focused as when you're fanging, you will be very safe. But will it be fun never to focus on anything but the road ahead?

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