Crashing a Motorcycle Hurts

First I would like to thank everyone for the words of support I’ve gotten after my mishap last Wednesday. They were exactly what I needed to hear and have helped me from feeling like a complete idiot for crashing after only 3,650 miles on the new bike.

I’m working on a much longer post on what actually happened, but I haven’t finished it yet.  For now I was going to list my injuries, as minor as they seem, it’s nice to have a record of everything for my future reference if nothing else.

Even though the crash was a lowside crash it was nearly a highside and only thanks to experience and Traction Control was it not. Which means I came down relatively hard on my left side. My knee took the brunt of the impact (again, yeah the one that was shattered the last time I crashed). Not wanting to be left out I have a good bruise on my hip as well, and my shoulder is also sore and perhaps bruised but I can’t tell with my tattoo.

My gear withstood the crash well, all of it seems minimally impacted except for my left glove. It has a small tear in the palm and I’m not sure if I could count on it again in a crash, and certainly not a serious one.

Thanks again to all the supportive comments on my last post. I’m healing and riding again already. I’ll post more updates as I have time.



About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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3 Responses to Crashing a Motorcycle Hurts

  1. MotoADVR says:

    I’m glad to hear the gear held up. I assume it also kept a little more of the skin attached. It’s never nice to hear someone you “know” has an “off”, but it is reassuring to know that the gear did its job. Hopefully you can post some pictures as a testament of what good gear can do to cover your arse!

  2. Any day you walk away from falling off a motorbike is a good day.

  3. kierk1 says:

    Glad to hear that you are okay.

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