You’re destined to go down! IT could be your last time to ride or even draw a breath but it will happen. I certainly hope you never experience it and if so, you learn from it. I know! You or someone that you know have been riding hunnerds of years and a gazillion miles and not a freakin scratch. Yippee!
I expected it because I’m compelled to ride every day for at least a little while to relax.
A week ago after my normal daily excursion I thought about going home but decided to do a little quick wrap around(down the road and circle back home). I saw up ahead what looked like rain but gambled as in many other times. It had just started raining right before my exit off the interstate. I downshifted to 5th and released a little too quick. Rear tire caught just enough to get loose and it was all over. I went into the wet grass on the right and ended up on my back looking over at my valk on its right side a few feet away and by this time raining like crazy. Got lots of help from kind folks. Fast forward…
Went via ambulance to hosp and after all the scans, got two fractured ribs, bad bruising on right side along with grassy road rash which hurts like he11, and enough aches and pain to keep me pondering this ordeal for quite a while.
It will be around 6K to fix/replace all the junk on the valky. Hey! But there is more…
The scans indicate a mass in my noggin bout the size of a grape and high paid hand wringers are wanting a go at it.
Got to have another MRI in couple of weeks and we go from there. I actually think that little grape IS my brain! LOL! I always thought it was at least pea sized.
I’m not worried, nervous, scared, or dreading it. I’m living my best life right now y’all and if this leads to a door on this side of heaven to step thru, I am more than ready to leave this old world and see Jesus. I LOVE my life but I know I can’t hold on forever.
I remember some of my little rides thinking that if I died right now, I’m already in heaven. That’s how much I enjoy riding motorbikes. Enough of that!
One more comment concerning the clutch on the valk. I was always aware that the drive caught quickly when letting out the clutch and thought that I’d gotten used to it. Henceforth, IF I happen to be on slick roads after a rain… ABSOLUTELY NO DOWNSHIFTING. If I would have just slowed down and then downshifted right before stopping, you would not have seen this thread. So I, of course, learned from this.