Well, I wasn't going to say anything as I didn't want to make a big deal but I figured I let everyone share in my pain.
Yesterday I totalled my bike. FastMickey and I went to a sunshine coast run before I head out of town. We made our way up to Earl's Cove at a decent pace. I was actually not too comfortable with my riding on the way up so I was determined to have a better, more concentrated ride on the way down...and I did. It was great, both mick and I were having a blast through the corners....great piece of road. So we stop before Sechelt on our way down and decide to head back up again since we both had such a great ride down. Needless to say with the confidence back up the pace began to pick up. Just before the Petro Can I came around a right that switched right back to a left. So I immediately looked into the left coming up and totally missed the fact that there was a gravel road leading directly to the highway at almost the apex of the turn. Needless to say, leaning hard + lots of gravel = lowside into ditch.
Now I know what most of u r going to say, and made the post knowing the risk that most would think it or say it, but I was not riding beyond my ability. No this is not my first bike and yes I have practiced leaning my bike in non-track situations. I know quite a few of u out there and most know the pride I take in pushing my bike and myself yet KNOWING MY LIMITS.
Well, leathers saved another life but still managed to twist my knee pretty bad...looks like I'm on crutches for a while. Plus, I totalled the bike....pretty spectacular crash, once we(the bike and I) hit the ditch the bike did a couple of flips and crushed in the gas tank.
Well, I guess I'll take this as an oppurtunity to upgrade much like everyone else .
PS. Harps I guess I won't be making it to Spokane for the labour day long weekend...and I had found two other friends to go with us