Riding on a "nice" day
Beautiful out today... decided to take the dirty bike down a few local trails, work out the winter blues.
Quite a bit of ice in the shady area's, made my life difficult, but still rideable. But when I made the moronic move of trying to go over a wet wooden bridge going slightly uphill, my day sucked.
Held steady low throttle going across, got most of hte way across, than in a blink of an eye, I went from being on top, to the bike being on top, still running, with my leg pinned under Lifting a 250lb bike up when your 155lbs soaking wet, and dead tired from a ride sucks, ESPECIALLY when its wedged inbetween the narrow handrails of the bridge.
Another 5 minutes to clear it out and start it back up, im fine(ish) but my ankle / knee is swollen and in pain... maybe the trails will be clear in another week or two
Thats sucky. Glad to hear you got out ok.
Volvo Snow Plow Driver
I've been there. For me it was a hill last year with a skiff of mud on top of ice. Didn't make the first run so I decided more throttle would do it. Yep it did. Picking it up resulted in a handlebar in the nuts pinning me while gas leaked on me. Heal up eh and if you don't have super beefy knee/shin guards maybe now is the time. I went with the articulated answers.
I just just thinking about picking up some knee and shin pads, have every other piece of gear (boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, pants, and upper armor with chest protector / shoulder and forearm armor, kidney belt and a spine protector.
I guess the few weeks until a serious ride will let me find a new set :P At least it didnt damage my bike... usually lose a lever every time it goes down.