First time hitting asphalt
Too bad it had to be on the strom and not the crappy beginner cruiser i had before. Slow speed (3 or 5 mph) slide on gravel trying to do a panic stop. Just fell over to the left side like a sack of potatoes. Left side plastics messed up, turn signal, the plastic around the headlight, the plastic under the headlights, front fender, and the whole nose area tilted to the left (must be a bent metal thing-a-ma-bob), and of course that gear shift toe piece broke off. Who new so much damage could be incurred!
Bike seems to ride okay (rode 2 minutes to work and will be riding to shop after work).
Hit my shoulder (armored leather jacket), helmet (scratch on helmet), and sneaker (regular basketball sneaker), and hip. Only hip feels anything and it feels like a bruise.
Right before the incident I remember thinking.. wow what a pain in the ass it is to ride in this hot hot weather with all this crap on (i was also wearing a back protector)....wouldn't it be nicer in a t-shirt!
Just gonna let insurance handle this... I'm thinking the cost will be much more than my $500 deductible.