Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Los Angeles Area
I dropped it in the driveway...
I have a short, steep driveway (it goes uphill from the garage). I have to ride up the driveway at a bit of an angle to get between my utility trailer and my jeep. Today I lost my balance and couldn't catch it on the downhill side. We just got back from two weeks vacation and I guess I'm just out of practice. The bike went over and I went over, tumbling backwards down the driveway. Scratched up the crash bars and the stock plastic hand guards a little. I rolled backwards bumping the back of my helmet and sliding in my textile suit a little. Thankfully neither the neighbors nor my wife saw it happen. That would have been the biggest injury.
It was a weird, interesting wake up call. I'm grateful to have been wearing all my gear (I always do). It shook me up a little and reminded me how vulnerable I am. I'm trying to view it as a positive experience.
2012 DL650A (purchased Dec 2017)
2005 DRZ400S (sold Dec 2017)
1972 Norton Commando (sold 1984)
1978 Suzuki DR370 (sold 1982)