Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Summerville, SC
My First (and hopefully only) Tip-over
I had my first (and hopefully last) tip-over today on my Wee. I was slowly stopping at a traffic light that had just turned yellow when I noticed that a car was coming up behind me fast. I was watching her in my mirror seeing if she was slowing when I went to put my left foot down for the stop. I guess my focus was on making sure that she was stopping because I didn't realize that the road was in rough condition and a little banked. When I got to the place where I thought the road should be with my left foot, there was nothing there. By that point, the bike was already in motion going down. I tried to stop it but couldn't. It caught my leg awkwardly and I went down with the bike.
Luckily, I was able to escape with only a broken left turn signal, a broken clutch lever, a bent bar-end weight bolt, a scuffed bar-end weight, and a significantly bruised ego. The woman in the car was able to pull into the right lane to dodge me. At least she asked me if I was ok before she sped away when the light turned green. I'm not sure if I would have been able to pick the bike up by myself or not. A guy pulled over and helped me lift the bike before I could try. I figured that I would eventually drop the bike but thought that it would probably happen when I was parking the bike. I didn't think that it would happen in traffic.
I guess now I need to start researching replacement parts on Oneida and begin patching up my ego.