Friday, February 15, 2008

Not a Proud First

Yes, this is a first that I am not proud of. This morning, while making the typical U-Turn back to the office, I low-sided. It was a noob mistake that shouldn't have occurred. I remember in the BRC, both instructors iterating several times to NOT go into a curve too hot. I was too hot.

Luckily there was no traffic coming the other way.

As I leaned into the turn, I remember thinking, 'Oh, I am going to grind the peg a little. No big deal.' Well, it wasn't a big deal until that peg hit a spot of pavement that had a little 1/2 to 3/4 bump. That was enough to jar the rear tire into loosing traction. Down I went.

For me, my knee hurts a little and my left rib cage is killing me. My bike has a bent chain tension lock bolt, and a busted clutch handle assembly. Only about $35 for parts on my bike. Probably a day or two on the couch for me.

Stupidity CAN be painful!

Take care & watch your speed in those curves!