Tonight was an absolutely surreal night that just started out as a weekly Hot Chicks Ride.
With the past few days events fresh on our mind and with them being a real eye opener for the limits that we have been riding at vs. the limits we should be riding at, us girls took it very easy tonight.
Turns out radar was all over the S2S like a fat kid on a smartie, and we made the right choice to take'er easy as over a dozen riders ended up with huge tickets and a number of demeritts!
Jess, Tyler and I decided to stay up in Squamish for a bit, until it got dark and I realized I only had my tinted visor as it's alwasy light when I ride back. So I ride visor up, at the posted speed limit all the way until we hit construction, where the construction woman offers me her safety goggles THANKS DAWN! I OWE YOU! Thank god for that becuase the rest of the ride down the S2S was in the pouring rain, no visor, only safety goggles:
After being pelted with rain in the dark, riding at the posted speed limit I come to the intersection at Boundary & the light before Marine Drive, and not thinking I manage to tap my rear brake, my mind clouded with the past days events and the pain my face was feeling at the moment and down pinky goes
I tried to stand up when I thought I was done sliding, turns out I wasn't done sliding and I ended up sprinting towards my bike that was sliding like it was on an ice rink (probably floating on all the oils on the surface ) I directed traffic around me, and picked my bike up and off I went...this all happened in three minutes time.
Frame slider broke off immediately, causing my fairing to crack where it stuck to while sliding-->
Leathers have nothing to show from the crash as I was probably sliding on all the oils that had risen to the surface but the bike needs a new fairing and som TLC (aka pink decaling here we come....again )
While it is only common sense that the roads would be deadly tonight, I was almost at a complete stop, and I realized what I was doing a second too late
Ride safe...learn from your mistakes like I did