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Just moved to Kelowna. About an hour ago I was coming out of a blind corner just going into a straight and all of a sudden I see this huge bird ( found out later it was a female feasent) crossing my path infront of me at winshield heigth. I put my front brake on hard and ducked at the same time, when WHAM!! the fucker either hit my windshield and then hit me, or just hit me and knocked both the bike and myself flying. The whole time I'm sliding I'm thinking " A fucking bird, not sand, gravel, oil, or another car, but a fucking bird!!!) I stood up with slight giggle to my breath, when my pants fall down to my ankles ( the belt was ripped off). My baby slid aprox. 20 feet and bounced off one of those soft telephone poles. All and all I didn't know what to think.
What was I wearing you ask? More then what I usually see
eople wearing in this town. Lucky Jo Boxer boxers ( ripped to shreds) Jeans ( ripped to shreds) Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket. ( ripped up one arm) Teknic gloves ( palmes destroyed) Boots ( just your average boots -not to bad) and a KBC VR1 Helmet ( slightly scratched, but won't be using it)
I was definitely happy I wore my gear today, like every other day. With that said I will invest in some better gear next time. This was a slow speed slide. I couldn't imagine if it was at a faster pace!!!
How was I, you ask? ( if you really care!) Road rash on knees, ankle, hip, elbow, o and my pinky finger.
How was the R6? From what I can tell, left side fairings definitely gone. Tail section is toast, nice dent on side of tank, headlight smashed, probably alot more once I go down to the salvage and look.
All this with beautiful weather to come and 9 days of insurance left.
Wonder what insurance will say!!!!!