Well, 30 days ago couple of buddies and I went for a ride to loop Duffy Lk and the Fraser Valley. It all went wrong.
10am our good friend Jon managed to lowside on some gravel, he was fine but his bike flew off a 100' cliff into the belly of the ravine. I doubled him back to Whistler where we had lunch. Chris and I decided to continue on with it, but said we were going to ride even slower, just enjoy the scenery.
Some where up around Duffy I was following an RV and waiting for Chris to catch up, a passing area opened up but I held back to wait for Chris. Soon as I saw him I pulled out to pass, the RV has moved over a bit. I was in 2nd, so I short shifted to 3rd as I rolled past. I was following this guy at 60km'h so I estimate I was up to 80-90km'h when I pulled back in front of him....I took my left hand off to give him a friendly wave and hit a pothole at the same time. This shot my bars into a violent tank slapper which may have broken my right arm (not sure), and the bike shot off to the left and down into the ditch in a split second. It was about an 8' drop and into a small field, so lucky because anywhere else and I'd have been dead for sure.
The doctors best guess is I landed on my left leg and that's what exploded it. Were talking 65 breaks here. One in my right elbow, two in my left Femur, and 60+ in my Tibia and Fibula, just below the knew. Doesn't look like the bike hit me, I had almost no bruising. Didn't even mark up my helmet, no neck or head injuries.
Regardless of how this happened or how it's turned out...Im so fucking lucky to be alive and not severely injured. Obviously sitting in a Hospital for 30 days with Family and Friends has made me re-think my life and how I want to spend the rest of it. I've been pretty selfish with my time and spending probably too much of it out riding with the boys and less with family and friends.
I'm calling this a Retirment, Im not saying I'll never ride again, but I plan of spending the next year recovering and then doing some traveling, few road trips in the RX8 with the wife and dog.
If anyone is looking for a winter project, my bike is up for auction as a dismantle only. Sure the pics say 2005, obviously the idiots at ICBC can't run a camera, but you can see the new tires on there and the Jardine pipe (what's left of it).
Dunno what else to say............I'll lurk on here now and then, but my interest in bikes fading away.