Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's all in the Landing!



The video pretty much says it all. I performed a similar stunt about almost 25 or 30 years ago, with nearly the exact same results.

It looks like I will have some time to hone my video editing skills, and treasure hunting skills on eBay.

I'll update in a day or two, between typing one handed and the vicodin it's time to call it a night...

See you on the road.
GAW

7 comments:

Gary France said...

What did you break - was that your collar bone? I couldn't work out what caused it - a rut maybe. Ouch! I am amazed you managed to ride home. Hope you get well soon.

Mike said...

Like Gary, I'm wondering what caused you to go down and is it your collar bone? Also, were the 60 miles home all off road like that? The last question is, are you still coming to the rally in July?

Sorry that happened - what a bummer, especially when you're out in the sticks. Get well soon, Gordon!

682202 said...

I broke my left collar bone. There was just a little bit of lip at the edge of the road and I hit it at exactly the wrong angle. It kicked bike right out from under me. Had my body had just 1/4 turn more rotation falling, I would have probably rode away uninjured. It was a long ride home, once on the road I never took my hand off the grip. I will revisit that road as soon as I'm back on two wheels...

682202 said...

Luckily just my collar bone. The way I figure it, it's there to protect the rest of the shoulder, had broke any of the other bits and pieces i don't believe I could have ridden home. We were pretty close to a black top, so just a little bit of gravel, although I was a extra weary of the other traffic. I'm still planning on going to the rally, but will see what the Ortho Doc says on Tuesday.

Mike said...

I broke a collar bone when I was about 4 yrs old. We were throwing our hats in the air and catching them. While running forward and looking up I tripped, did a short dive and landed on my shoulder. As you know now, it's painful and nothing to do but keep it immobile as much as possible. I feel for you, man. Just take it easy and keep the posts coming!

Take care, Gordon!

bobskoot said...

Gaw:

I almost couldn't bear to watch it. I can almost feel your pain. Hope you heal fast.

do you have knobbies, otherwise it may have not have slipped on the lip ? It looked like such an innocent trail

bob
Wet Coast Scootin

682202 said...

Bob,

I have the stock Tourance tires. I also was thinking that a more aggressive tire would have climbed the lip verse kicking the bike out from under me. Tires may be the next upgrade...