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Old 16th August 2009
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Well, yesterday I laid my bike down to avoid a car that came to an abrupt stop in front of me. Ended up with a gash next to my eye and a hairline fracture in my left elbow. Left shoulder is pretty tore up too. The bike was able to be ridden home for me by a friend. Broken clutch lever and mirrors some chrome is sctatched up is what I've been told. I haven't been home to see it yet, still at girlfriends house being well taken care of. Feeling very fortunate really. Should be posting pics tomorrow.
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glad you are alive brother the bike can be fixed heal up and ride on
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Thank you. I will be looking for some replacement parts as soon as my elbow is healed enough to get in the garage and start working on the bike.
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Bummer man... just curious... what kind of gear were you wearing?
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Bummer man... just curious... what kind of gear were you wearing?
Well here in Illinois Helmets are not required, so I wasn't wearing one. I had on a pair of riding gloves, jeans, tee shirt, hat and sunglasses. I am infact very fortunate. My next purchase will be a helmet
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My next purchase will be a helmet
Now this is a very smart purchase that could mean the different between life and death!

Heal up!
Ride safe!

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Now this is a very smart purchase that could mean the different between life and death!

I can't even believe I'm typing this, but this is good advice. Choose to wear a helmet. I used to be anti helmet, but the discussions on here have changed my mind.
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Any accident you can talk/type about the next day is a fortunate one. Glad to hear you are not seriously injuried beyond what you sustained. As Roaddogg said, bikes can be rebuilt, rebought, whatever.....not so much with the human body sometimes.

Just think of it as an opportunity now to do something different with the bike.
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Dynamo, I'm glad you're relatively OK.
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Dynamo, glad to hear you are ok.
A word to the wise:
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  2. Ride calmly and sober
  3. Slow down to give yourself more time to react
  4. Leave tons of room
  5. constantly access the situation around yourself
  6. keep escape options open.

Laying the bike down is usually a panic response caused by locking the rear wheel, and with experience can usually be avoided.

Get well, get that bike fixed and get back out on it.
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