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Pff, took my first digger on my bike, haha
show user profile  9krausec
So its sort of wet where I'm at and I was on gravel going a little too fast, slid right off onto some lawn and flipped over the bike.. Somehow it managed to land on top of me though, don't really know how I managed that..

Great way to start off a morning, haha... My fault completely, being a moron and going a bit too fast, but first crash (minor) since I have owned it (so about 2 years).

My leg hurts and I lost a quarter of gas, but the bike didn't get bruised too bad.

Just thought I would share! I wish I would of gotten it on tape so all of you could laugh at me.

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6/9/2011 5:15:15 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:15:15 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Glad you didn't break your neck and die.

I've lost friends to bike crashes. Horrible.

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6/9/2011 5:21:11 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:21:11 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Yeah, I'm happy I wasn't going 60 on the highway.. Those things can be dangerous if one is not prudent (still dangerous regardless actually). This was just one of those really stupid crashes though, like someone stepping on a rake.

I got my brain bucket so at least I have some protection there.

EDIT: Recently actually, I was outside fixing my tail lights on my bike, heard another bike coming from down the road (live on an intersection, 55mph speed limit both ways, one way stop) and was curious to see what kind of bike it was.

After the biker came into view (my eyes were following the biker) a damn SUV came out of no where, blew the stop sign and hit the guy. Totaled the bike, the biker went flying and landed face down. I called 911 right away and told them the location, the operator asked a bunch of seemingly stupid questions (I think one of the questions was the color of the SUV that I said was still at the scene) as well as the condition of the guy and I told them that the guy is probably bleeding out and dying on the road so just get someone here now..

The helmet was smashed, but saved his life. In the end I think he just broke his arm, but it was still nerve racking as hell to see a major crash like that and be a motorcyclist too...

The real kicker was the idiot that blew the stop sign was the mother of one of my good friends.. What a mess.

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6/9/2011 5:50:58 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:56:05 PM)
show user profile  npcph
that sucks. Glad to hear your OK. How long has it taken to get the little pieces of gravel out of your wounds?

That sucks about the guy on the bike as well. It seems like lately, several people i know have either wrecked or know someone killed in a bike accident.

I had a friend who spent 3 months in a coma because he decided to try to spin his bike around for a burnout. But the dumbass tried it on a custom low rider with a wide rear tire the same size as a car tire. The bike took off and ran him into the side of a parked van. the kicker is.... no health insurance. Brilliant.

Having wrecked a bike before, I can remember when it was happening, time seemed to slow down. It felt like it took 10 minutes from start to finish when it was actually only about 2 seconds. I also lost it on a gravel road that had just got a new load of gravel poured on it. I tried to turn the corner, but the new gravel kept it going forward. I tucked and rolled with my arms covering my face. the bike ended up on it's side with the front wheel stuck in a sewer drain on the side of the road. My back, for arms and knees were road rashed. I had a helmet on so my head was fine. I think i picked rocks out of my wounds for 3 days. In the end i broke the kick start, kick stand, mirrors, side panel, front fender and a few other little parts here and there. My dignity took the biggest hit.

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6/9/2011 6:56:28 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 6:56:53 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
This was NOT as bad of a dump npcph, it was just a really stupid awkward dump. I just flew over the bike and then had it fall on me. I was wearing jeans so I got scrapped on my leg a bit more than I'd like to admit, but other than that and a bent front fender (it didn't fall on the side of the pipes thank god), it's all legit.

I too do not have heath insurance right now which makes riding a bike not the brightest idea, hell, I just got vehicle insurance on the bike (collector insurance so 80 dollars a freakin year with the bike valued at 3500 with a 500 deductible for collision and comp.. pretty sweet deal, just can't drive it more than 2000 miles a year...)

That sounds like a bit of a scrap you got into though! Shit like this and that really puts your feet back on the ground though and makes your realize how dangerous a motorcycle is, needs to be treated with respect.

I worry for my brother because he just picked up a 2003 Buell (same engine as mine, which is cool, but goes a hell of a lot faster)..

He is a bit of a hot head and 3 days after he got his license he decided to try and do some wheelies. I told him that was not a very good idea and he should get used to the bike first before he attempts to do stupid shit.

I just wish health insurance was not so damn expensive, I am really trying to get my feet off the ground with money and being in college I just can't afford it right now.

You might of heard the news of Wisconsin politics (in USA, I believe it was world news). Our governor Scott Walker decided to cut a bunch of government funded things like our state health care, college financial aid and a bunch of other stuff so I am still working my head around how I am going to deal with college. Ouch!

I really would not mind paying 40% of my income to have socialized health care and other help, but then again, I am not making a million dollars a year.

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6/9/2011 7:08:14 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 7:08:14 PM)
show user profile  Dave
I must be getting old... I find it confusing to read the words "dump" and "digger" in relation to a bike crash.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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6/9/2011 7:21:24 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 7:21:24 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
He's American Dave - they speak weird over there.

Glad to hear you're ok 9krausec.

4 wheeled vehicles are the smart move imo.

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6/9/2011 7:26:31 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 7:30:00 PM)
show user profile  npcph
My brother-in-law was going through a midlife crisis and bought a honda CBR and took it everywhere.... until he was on his street, 30 feet from his driveway, and hit a patch of new tar that was put on a crack in the asphalt. it was so tacky, it grabbed the front wheel, held it so tight that he flipped the bike and broke his collar bone in 2 places. My sister made him sell it after that.

My friend decided it was a good idea to take his bike on a 140 mph ride through eastlake ohio. the cops didn't seem to think it was such a good idea. he ended up in a high speed chase that was shown on one of the police tv shows (not cops, but one with the high speed chases, I cant remember which one).

I'm not really sure how it works, but they have that new Tan Tax that taxes 10% tax ontop of the normal sales tax that is meant to pay for health care for people who can not afford health care. You may want to look into it.

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6/9/2011 7:26:32 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 7:26:32 PM)
show user profile  Garp
First pizza in 2years, eh? Congrats.

I used a bike for about 8 years until my girlfriend injured her knee (skiing) and went to a rehabilitation center for a few weeks. The place was a real freak show: kids on wheelchairs, kids missing limbs, kids with half their face gone... 80% due to bike accidents.The neurology pavilion was even worse, somehow.
I sold my bike.
Now when I get nostalgic, it doesn't last long.

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6/9/2011 10:39:19 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 10:39:19 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Both my oldest brother and my dad have re-bonded over their bikes - literally going out whenever it's not raining (in Scotland, so, errm, yeah..). I still haven't even learnt to drive but the now ex-girlfriend prevented me from getting a bike... With her out the equation however... :)

Glad to hear you're okay Kraus - next thing you'll be joining a biker gang and drinking meths.
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6/10/2011 5:55:38 AM (last edit: 6/10/2011 5:55:38 AM)
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