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OK guys, so here it is. I wrecked my bike on the way home from work tonite :flame:
I'm OK, A bit sore but OK. I was getting off the freeway, making a right when the lady in front of me decided to stop, as I was looking over to the left /wwwthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif I hit her going about 3 MPH cracked my front fairing, busted my turn signal, and scuffed the paint :bawling:
I am so glad I didn't drop it :rolling: anyway my thigh hurts from "saving" the drop and my arm is tweeked by the sudden turning of the bars but I will ride tomorrow if its SUNNY again. :waytogo:
You never do know when we may have 5 days of rain again :lol: :lol:
 

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I was worried that this was were the post was going, sounds like you just turned it into the perfect track bike. :waytogo: You better make sure you didn't bend anything having a head on collision like that.
 

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Frank, just glad you're OK, bro :shocked: BTW, don't scare us by typing that you "wrecked" your RR... I almost had another heart attack, and in the words of Chris Farley, 'that'd be a Baker's Dozen"... :tongue: j/k
 

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Same here. Don't scare us like that man! Glad you're ok, go get yourself looked at, you coulda tweaked that arm more than it feels right now.

Glad to hear it wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be.
 

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That is a very common mistake made by many drivers, 2 wheeled or otherwise. In my forty-something years on this planet I have witnessed several accidents due to that same scenario. The first time was when I was quite young; my father pointed it out to me before I was even old enough to drive, that lesson was one of the few that I learned the easy way; usually I am doomed to learn the hard way as you did.

When waiting in line to make a right turn, especially on a red light never take your eyes off the car in front of you until it is safely out of your way, and then look left for cross traffic before proceeding.

I have crashed many times in my life, and I have suffered some rather tragic injuries; yet I ride on aggressively and with confidence even knowing that next time I may not be so lucky. I pride myself on my acquired ability to expect and respond to the unexpected; yet even at my very best I can not compensate for the clear and utter disregard and carelessness of the common driver; not meaning any harm, yet totally oblivious to the possible consequences of his /her actions. I no longer ride daily to work, even though I could save so much time breezing through all the traffic. I now limit my riding to weekends and vacation trips; which has served to increase my enjoyment of the SPORT, and probably extended my life expectancy. I would rather not live than live without riding, therefore I thank you for your candid admission, and I will always try to keep in mind everything I learn from your experience. Today, I welcome the advice of others and I try to learn from their mistakes how to improve my chances of survival.

Thanks again, JEFF
 

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usually I am doomed to learn the hard way as you did.


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This is my down fall, I have actually done this before /wwwthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif and still havn't learned my lesson yet. Maybe this time it will sink in :waytogo:

Also sorry for the "wrecked" statement I just didn't know any other way to say that I ran into the back of someone. So I had an accident :lol:
 

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Well. I was the other way...I almost didn't read this thread cuz I thought it was just a picture of a crashed bike. I guess you edited the title before I got to it.

Anyways, sorry to hear, Frank! :bawling: Glad it was nothing more than that. 3 mph sure beats 103mph :grin:
Yeah, now it can be a track bike in the future :809028-ridin:

Hmmm...why DO we look left when there's still a car in front of us? :crazy:
 

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Frank so glad that you are okay. Where were you when you hit her?

Hey I am actually goign to be in Fallbrook next weekend (21-24).
 

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I know that Road. I don't know much around that area, but I do know that road. I am sorry to hear, but glad all is okay.
 

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Damn kids...what have I been telling you???? LOL

Seriously though...I'm glad you're okay and it's nothing that duct tape won't fix (from our phone conversation). LOL :lol:

Glad to hear you're okay..that's truly the main thing. :waytogo:
 
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