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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Dammnit I just became part of the statistic!

Last night on ridge road in Channahon I was following my uncle, and we were taking a turn he hit a good patch of gravel coming out of the turn and started sliding couldn't get it back and ended up going down, since I was following him I either had to swerve onto the other lane not sure if there was oncoming traffic or swerve to the right to where more gravel was, because if I had kept going straight I would have def hit him or his bike. I took my chances rolling on the gravel but my bike ended up going down also, it slid for a few feet before stopping. I got up saw my uncle on the side of the road in a ditch thankfully he was fine, his bike had some major damage, badly dented tank, broken handlebars. My bike slid on its right side so my exhaust is messed up, brake pedal and right peg are gone, and my throttle is messed up.

Just another reminder to keep an eye out for gravel guys..they are the devil.
We were going at a chilled pace too not really blasting through just enjoying the lean and BAM shit hit the fan.

I'm thankful we came out alright just bummed I became part of the statistic that all nubs will go down within the first year of riding..whats worse is I only have the basic option for insurance at progressive

If you guys know of Ridge Road its the part with the downhill and the old cemetery on the right.
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Glad to hear you and your uncle are ok. Bikes are easy to fix/replace. That statistic isn't for noobs. It is "there are 2 types of riders: Those who have been down, and those wo will go down."
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Thankfully you and your uncle are alright! Scan ahead, dont look down, but survey the road surface well ahead of when you get there - the sooner you see it, the easier it is to avoid.

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Glad to hear you and your uncle are ok. Bikes are easy to fix/replace. That statistic isn't for noobs. It is "there are 2 types of riders: Those who have been down, and those who will go down."
Glad you are both ok!

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Everyone new or vet rider goes down, glad you and your uncle is okay bikes are fixable people are not always fixable.

damage on your bike how you described it doesnt sound to bad though so feel even luckier

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Yeah hopefully its just a matter of switching out the throttle, exhaust, and right foot controls. The frame shouldn't be bent or anything since it mostly just slid. Will look into bringing it into a shop or see if I can just fix it up myself.

Coming out of it though if anyone was on the fence about Akuma Phantom II helmets, Vanson leather jackets, Alpinestar kevlar lined riding jeans, Alpinestar Sp-8 gloves, and Alpinestar Octane riding boots. I personally tested these gear, and definitely give them all thumbs up
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Yeah hopefully its just a matter of switching out the throttle, exhaust, and right foot controls. The frame shouldn't be bent or anything since it mostly just slid. Will look into bringing it into a shop or see if I can just fix it up myself.

Coming out of it though if anyone was on the fence about Akuma Phantom II helmets, Vanson leather jackets, Alpinestar kevlar lined riding jeans, Alpinestar Sp-8 gloves, and Alpinestar Octane riding boots. I personally tested these gear, and definitely give them all thumbs up
The gear works! How fast you figure you were going when you off'ed?

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The gear works! How fast you figure you were going when you off'ed?
The last time I looked at my spedo it said 40, I swerved a bit, and applied some brake but couldn't do much. So I would guess I was going about 35-40
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glad you and your uncle are ok. Thats all that matters, everybody has a get off. Just be glad you were smart enough to prepare for it.

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I'm glad you and your uncle are ok but Ridge road is all straight except for the t intersection at ridge and hansel before it leads into cemetary road. Lmk where you and your uncle were and I'll check and sweep off the area as I like some of the roads and try to sweep them personally to prevent stuff like this. No. I'm not paid and I don't work for the village of channahon.

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I'm glad you and your uncle are ok but Ridge road is all straight except for the t intersection at ridge and hansel before it leads into cemetary road. Lmk where you and your uncle were and I'll check and sweep off the area as I like some of the roads and try to sweep them personally to prevent stuff like this. No. I'm not paid and I don't work for the village of channahon.
Thats where we were, forgot the street was Hansel. We took a right onto Hansel I was following him down the hill and on that last turn was where we both ate shit. We both landed right infront of the old cemetary the cop and tow trucker were saying they see guys fall all the time on that part of the road. It was prolly those damn ghosts that pushed the gravel on the road : p
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Thank God you guys are all right. The bikes can be fixed, no biggie.
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Glad you are ok! Bikes can be fixed.

Also thats a better statistic to be a part of then the "dead" statistic...
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glad you and your uncle are both ok

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Bikes can always be fixed....

While practice does make perfect.....Practice can also break things.

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