I hit a railroad track wrong somehow at about 60 mph, the front of the bike went nuts, I couldn't control it. Hit the pavement and the the bike slid with me under it about 250', which felt like forever.
I feel sore all over, thumb and knee tweaked, lots of bruises and a half inch of road rash on my wrist. I can look at my gear and thank God I had it on. The bikes damage is the fairings, the shifter, the bar and more, but it ran.
I was alone, it took about fifteen minutes for anyone to pass, then a couple bikers helped me get the bike up and it ran, so I rode it from Lakeland to Brandon, with the fairing strapped to the seat, alone and slowly.
About 250' slide mark, I don't think you can see where it starts, right after the tracks.
Riding pants wore all the way through, So glad I had these on, the pads in the knees and the hips did their jobs.
Arm, shoulder and back damage.
See that hole with the white border? There was no hole there before, that's from sliding.
Heart shaped road rash
Wow, you were lucky, I see so many girls out there riding in shorts (really short!) tanks and flip-flops...UGH!!!! Glad you are OK and smart enough to know how to dress!!!
HOLY CRAP! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN???? omg girl. I'm so happy your ok! that sucks. My tankslapper wasn't has damaging....was able to safe it but if I hadn't, I would have ended up in concrete ditches and wrapped around poles...something I could have def lost my life with. You are so smart for wearing your gear all the time.....something I am terrible at doing. Maybe now that the weather is getting cooler...I will start wearing them again.
Katie, So glad that you are okay. As others have said, thank God you were wearing gear. The bike can be repaired, but it takes a lot longer for us to heal. What do you think happened when you crossed the tracks? Let us know if you need anything!!!
I looked on the map, I think I hit the angled rough track not straight up after coming out of sweeper. I also slid even further than I thought, closer to 250'!
at least my tiny road rash is shaped like a heart.
OMG Katie, I'm soo glad you are relatively "OK"! 100' is bad enuf but 250' & alone must have felt like a scarry never ending slide. Thank God and your good sense for being geared up, it did its job! Sux about the damage to the motard but you are here & thats what counts. Oh and that tiny heart rash should mean "I love Gear!"
You were def prepared and it shows. So happy your ok
I'm glad to see you are like me and wear your gear no matter the weather. I am glad to see that you walked away being sore and the little heart on your wrist. I hope the soreness goes away soon..
So glad to hear you weren't hurt any worse, especially since you were alone! Railroad tracks always scare me. Sometimes they are at funny angles. I've been putting off buying riding pants due to finances. This is a wake up call for me that I need to buy then NOW! Thanks for sharing and posting the photos.
Lil Brat, I am so glad to hear that you going to get some. Check out Competition Accessories, since you won that gift card. They have good clearance prices.
You know, I almost didn't wear them. On the Hyper I'm finding that I like to wear skinny jeans with knee pads over them. because the loose riding pants I have, sometimes get in the way. Well I didn't want to get my jeans dirty yesterday, thank God!! The knee pads wouldn't have protected the side of my leg and hip where slid.
I rode Lil' Pink to Cape Coral Bike Night on Saturday and coming home in the dark we were doing 70 mph on a section of Rte. 41 that is long and straight & the speed limit is 65. It was a bit windy and she is a very light bike. As I'm riding I'm thinking to myself, "I should be wearing more protection".