well as the title hints, i had a bit of a fall last night heading to work.
was following a car in slow traffic, and all of a sudden the car jumps on the brakes nice and hard, no worries i usually expect shit like that and had enough room, what i wasnt expecting was the big sheet of thin MDF board laying on the road, and i didnt see that till after the car had gone over it and stopped suddenly, straight away i was thinking "shit this aint gonna be fun" stood on the rear first to kill as much speed as i could as i really didnt wanna be touching the fronts when the wheel hit the board, but didnt have much choice in the end, car had stopped and i run out of room.
so i just barely touched the fronts and yep front wheel slipped out on me like it was on ice, tried to hold it up but wasnt quick enough and hit the deck, smashed my knee on the road, that was pretty sore for a bit but all good now, had all my gear on so hands are fine, bike is actually pretty good, just a few extra scratches and cracks in the fairing to add to my collection.
first thing i did was try and hit the kill switch as all i was thinking was it was gonna starve it of oil and kill it laying on its side running, so got it up right and onto the footpath gave it a checkover, started it, at first it sounded a bit off but im guessing that would just be fuel that may have sloshed around in the carbs or something, came good pretty quick though. checked for coolant and any oil leaks, nothing, all good so off i went.
however today riding home i noticed that my bars and my front wheel dont seem to line up as straight as they were, it still rides fine but it just doesnt look right to me. how can i straighten them?
so the car behind me just sat there waiting, watching me burst a vein outta my neck trying to lift the bike. i thought that was nice of them to at least offer, maybe ask if the reason i was limping was coz i'd broken my leg or something, but nup nothing, surprised i didnt get beeped for taking too long moving it off the road.
i know the story of the initial fall seems quiet long but all that happend in about half a second, just ran outta options.
but im fine, glad i had my gear on or i'd have a bit less skin for sure.