First day with the GoPro, figured eh??!!!
Sorry it happened; at least it was in a safe environment and you made it out. I assume that damage to the bike was mostly cosmetic; were you able to ride it home?
Yes, absolutely.....if my number was going to come up, I cannot think of a better place for it to happen....controlled, geared up and lots of helping hands/support.
Yes, purely cosmetic, and not too much.....rear passenger peg/assembly, hand-guard, right signal light, brake lever, windshield, and Motech crash bar.
The only thing that truly got destroyed, was my windshield, which ironically, I have removed from my bike all other similar events......figures!!!
For anyone wondering, those SW-Motech bars were worth their weight in gold.....NONE of the body panels were touched, very impressed.
Pitt Meadows, out at the airport, there's a makeshift track set up, typically once per month, great way to come play, in a non-race environment, with no pressure or intimidation....any level of riders.
Oh, I have to ask: would this have happened on your wee? :biggrinjester:
Maybe the tires were too cold; yeah, I think that was it; I didn't see any warmup laps...
It could have happened on any bike, but I would say, on that particular day, corner, pavement condition, etc, no, I would probably have been better off on the Wee.
The lighter weight, nimbleness, and less torquey motor are less forgiving.
That said, I know what I did wrong, and could have potentially made the same error on any bike.....shit happens.
Tires......they were pretty warm, more rider error than anything.....decreasing radius turn, scraped pegs twice in that turn, lost a bit of concentration, took a wider line, tried to close the line, saw water ahead of my, just too tight, perhaps not smooth enough.
Hey, it's a big ole Vstrom, with no measures ever made to weight savings, Conti Trail Attacks, and less than perfect pavement......all I had left to rely on was rider skill, so look where that got me, LOL!!!
It was the last session of the day, and I was seriously thinking about skipping it, as I had pushed it pretty hard the session before, and was tired.....I'm planning a N Cali trip in 2 weeks, so did NOT want to drop my bike, and screw up my chances of making the trip.......that old Murphy's Law guy came a knockin, and I was stupid enough to answer. :green_lol: