...crap. I hate looking at my bike when (1) it's not upright, (2) it's in the middle of the road and (3) I'm also in the middle of the road, but I'm not on the bike.
It seems that the fellows resurfacing the road one over from the one we live on have been parking their equipment in front of our house at night. This has resulted in lots of dust, rocks, semi-hardened tar and asphalt, and assorted other crap being all over the street.
At least I was only going 30km/h or so, and it was a lowside, after all - also on the cheap side (phew, no exhaust to replace)... but man, the fairings are all scratched up (not cracked or scraped through though, woo hoo)!
Ah well, we pays our money and we takes our chances. This is the price of our sport, friends.
I'll post some pictures later, but for now I'm going to relax. I'm going to thank Steve from Over the Top (http://www.overthetop.ca ) in advance, since he's going to weld the case cover and straighten the clutch lever for me.
Nothing wrong with new racing clip-ons, I suppose - the good part about crashing is replacing the broken bits with trick ones.
Shiny side up, all...