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  1. TeamFett's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 2:12 PM - Motorcycle accident. #1

    While coming down down a twisty mountain road, I hit a small patch of gravel in a tight left hand turn going about 35. My rear tire slid out and I grabbed the front brake (which only made things worse). Low sided and slid. My bike got wedged under a guard rail, so did I, about 15 feet away. I hit a wooden guard post with my left side.

    As soon as I stood up I took my helmet off and threw it in total anger. I went over to the bike to assess the damage and broke into tears. I'm not sure what DIDN'T get damaged. Luckily, a bunch of people were getting off work from a ski lodge on top of the mountain and stopped to help. I used one of their phones to call 911 (the adrenaline was wearing off and I was starting to hurt), my phone didn't get any reception. While I was making phone calls they used my camera to take some pictures. They also took a picture of the spot that I hit, you can see the dent in the ground where I was.

    I rode to the hospital in the ambulance, and spent 5 hours in the ER. Nothing's broken, but I'm badly bruised and have a large piece of road rash where my jacket came up a bit, even though it was hooked into my belt. I can hardly walk, due to severe bruising or something on my left hip and flank. I haven't seen my gear yet, but my boots are really the only thing that made it out.

    I seriously hope the bike is totalled. I don't have full coverage (couldn't afford if I made twice as much money as I do now) But if it is totalled then my GAP insurance should take care of the payments.

    All in all, I made a mistake which made a bad situation worse. There were plenty of variables that caused me to lowside, but if I stayed off the front brake I might have been able to save it. All I can remember clearly is looking back while I was sliding, and seeing the bike about a foot away from my face, and thinking "This can't be happening to me." I had a nervous breakdown at the scene, and still feel all sorts of emotions welling up inside me. I just want this to be over.
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  3. escho34's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 2:20 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #2

    that sucks man, glad to see you're still alive though. My brother and my friend both ate it on their new bikes and they made it out alive too thank God...heal up and be careful next time you're out there!
  4. Mattastic13's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 2:22 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #3

    glad that you are "OK"

    sucks about the bike
  5. DL44 Blaster's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 2:35 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #4

    Man that sucks!! Glad you're OK for the most part. Rest up man.
  6. Admin Staff Star Wars Chick's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 2:55 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #5

    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear it but am glad you are ok. We were just up there over Labor Day so I know the road you are talking about.
  7. I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 3:14 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #6

    Wow, glad you walked away from this in one piece. Get better soon.
  8. mrgr8ness's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 3:23 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #7

    Man, sorry to see your ride like that. I had an accident quite a few years ago, and know about the "hip" thing. Get it checked out and take care of it. I didn't and still pay for it years later. She does have a bit of damage, but may be fixable. If you lived in IN or NY I could set you up with a couple of great shops. Good luck
  9. vadr h8r's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 3:48 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #8

    Man, I am so glad that you were wearing your proper safety gear you would have ended up ALOT worse!!
  10. TR 4059's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 4:02 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #9

    Really sorry to hear this man. I know that you are probably more worried about the bike then yourself. I know I would be, but make sure you take care of yourself. Hopefully you will get a new bike out of it, just making it through that I'd say you deserve one.
  11. clonesix's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 4:24 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #10

    Ouch! As a motorcycle rider myself, I cringed at those pictures. I am glad to read that it was not more serious, as it certainly could have been. Minus the bruises, you walked away from this.
  12. jodo's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 4:35 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #11

    Wow, it could of been ALOT worse, its very good to hear it wasen't.

    Just yesterday two kids infront of me on a scooter almost slid in the gravel, they managed to catch themselves, and to celebrate, the girl on the back put her hands over the driver's eyes. And then decided that wasen't enough, so she took the hood from his sweat shirt and kept putting it over his head.
  13. Sep 18, 2008, 4:37 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #12

    Glad you are alive and okay bud
  14. Sep 18, 2008, 5:21 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #13

    WOW! Looks like you had a lucky escape! I hope they can repair your bike...
  15. InfraFett's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 5:24 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #14

    I'm glad you got through it ok too. I also agree that you deserve a new motorcycle.
  16. I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 6:10 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #15

    That is terrible man. I hope you are ok, and I too am glad you made it out ok.
  17. askywalker98's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 6:16 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #16

    Wow dude, I'm so glad to hear your alright. My dad has been on a motorcycle craze and rides them all the time. Hopefully he won't experience anything even close to this. Sorry about the bike too, it looks like it was so nice. Take care of yourself though.

    Do you see yourself riding again when you heal?
  18. Sixxgunn13's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 7:29 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #17

    Get better bro..

    I lost my cousin to a bike accident, thankfully you made it with just bruising.
  19. Wildabeast's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 7:49 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #18

    glad your ok though
  20. SinisterFett's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 8:54 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #19

    I know how you feel man. I've managed to throw a few bikes down the road in my time and walked away, or is that hobbled? The carnage that once was your bike really sucks. But if you want to look on the bright side it's a nice start for a custom streetfighter project.
  21. ATAT Luvah's Avatar
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    Sep 18, 2008, 9:41 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #20

    Dude, i'm just glad you're alive. That motorcycle, while something you love, is just that - a thing.

    You can't replace your life, your limbs, or your brain functions.

    Glad to see you're okay.

  22. SarlaccBits's Avatar
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    Sep 19, 2008, 10:53 AM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #21

    Oh man! I am sorry to hear about this. I am glad that you walked away with just a few bumps and bruises. It's better the bike be totaled than you. I do hope that you can fix it back up soon.

    Take care!
  23. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Sep 19, 2008, 11:40 AM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #22

    Glad you made it buddy, you are harder than a motorbike!

    Hope you get back to it, once it is in the blood you can't get it out. What bike was it?
  24. Got Maul's Avatar
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    Sep 19, 2008, 11:47 AM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #23

    Okay, this is the part where I say to you, screw the bike. You are seriously lucky to be alive and your thread should be more titled appropriately : "Its a friggin miracle I am post here today, because I should be dead under a post rail"

    Come on dude, wake up. Call your mother, tell her you love her. I have had child hood friends die from even less critical bike accidents where they DIED and the bike nearly went unscratched. How's that for justice ?
    Last edited by Star Wars Chick; Sep 19, 2008 at 4:45 PM. Reason: language- keep it family friendly
  25. Rupidupe's Avatar
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    Sep 19, 2008, 12:47 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #24

    I concur. Safety gear isn't worn to look cool you wear it to mitigate damage to yourself. If all your clothes got torn off then good, that means they took damage you otherwise would have. You can buy more. The bike, it sucks but you walked away. And if you do ride then you know that there are two kinds of riders, those that have spilled and those that will. Welcome to the club. It's all good mate and remember, chicks dig scars!
  26. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Sep 19, 2008, 12:51 PM - Re: Motorcycle accident. #25

    I hope you start feeling better soon!

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