So I was out riding late fri/early sat, and had a pretty nasty off. I was accelerating over the 18th st. bridge prolly in 3rd when I hit something. What, I don't know, but the bike went into a violent head-shake, and tossed me. I slid and spun and flipped, and whacked my head really hard before coming to a stop. My bike however was not as lucky. It easily slid 150-200 feet more than I, until the kickstand got stuck in one of the grates of the bridge.
I was wearing: Gaerne boots, my favorite pair of levi's, a Teknic perforated/armored leather jacket, some decent joe rocket gauntlets, and my trusty yellow HJC that I've had for almost 5 years.
Mind you i was doing a good 50mph when this happened.
I sustained: a sprained right ankle, 2 good size rash patches on my lower back, rash on my left elbow, rash on my left palm, and a jammed left thumb.
Someone was surely watching over me that night. I'm honestly surprised that my injuries aren't worse.
The bike........well I haven't really had time to do an assesment, but my buddy who was with me (not a member) is a saint. He stayed with my bike, arranged a flatbed tow, and put led the driver to my house. The bike was in my garage before I got my x-rays! He said it's not that bad. Frame sliders FTMFW!!!!!!
Aanyway, just wanted to let ya'll know, and hope someone can maybe learn something from my mishap, I know I sure will.
pics and updates to come
Ride safe peoples!!
The SV is totaled!!
By the way, I went to see an ortho today and he's already got me bearing weight on my sprained ankle. Rash is healing slowly but surely. I still can't believe I'm not still in the hospital!! Gear saved my life FOR SURE!!!
Thanks for all the kind thoughts/words.