Well guys, i guess it was my turn to go down this time. I have nothing to blame but my own recklessness, live and learn i guess.
I was on a group ride going to nakusp this weekend. I was 10k out of new denver heading to nakusp when my buddy took off on his R1. Naturally i wanted to catch him(stupid move) I hear people all the time say "ride your own ride etc" but i was feeling adventureous and decided to go for it, we ride togethor all the time and have roughly the same skill level. I was moving along at a GOOD clip when a decreasing radious corner came up...with a wooden bridge just past the apex!, diddent realise it till i entered the corner. Tried to slow it down, lost my line, let go of the brake and leaned into it hoping the tires would hold........well the roads were damp from rain, out she went, lowsided at about 50kph. The bike slammed into the concrete barrier just before the bridge, frame slider did its job but the impact destroyed both my rims. Then i promptly smacked into the barrier, luckily i had a backpack on full of clothing that cushoned the impact. In the end i walked away with a bruised elbow and a few scrapes, my gear did its job perfectly, and i have to go get the bike tomorrow morning. Frankly im not concerned about my own well being as much as the bike, it felt like losing a best friend. Lesson learned here? There realy is no lesson, i took one too many risks and got what i deserved, i'll make sure not to do it next time.
P.S. Anyone want to build a race bike?. I have a wrecked bike for sale now,hehehe.