All the time. Sure glad I had mine on yesterday. Sliding to a stop from 30mph on pavement kind of sucks otherwise. My left eye was about an inch from the street as I slid on my head and left shoulder. I could hear the helmet grinding away. SO thankful it went like this.
Holes in my 20 year old leather. Almost a hole in my helmet. Scuffed up palm on my glove. Swollen and bruised hip and elbow. Sure glad I didn’t leave any hand or arm meat behind. And it is meat and nothing more at that point.
My fault. Most crashes are the rider’s fault. Making excuses won’t help you improve your skills for next time. Failed to pay attention for a second looking off at some scenery and hit the leaves. Boom! Instantly down and sliding.
Casey took good care of me. We relaxed for a while and took stock of the situation before deciding both me and the BSA were safe to ride the remaining 50mi home.
Glad to still be here.
3/4 helmets, heavy gloves, leather boots and heavy jacket, minimum. Please.
Thanks for sharing this. Glad you’ll be ok.
good to see you lived to tell the tale. i heard awhile back to dress for the crash not the ride. will never forget that saying.
Glad you are safe and relatively unharmed.
I’ve tried only wearing the gear on days I plan to crash, but that doesn’t work…ATGATT
Glad you were not seriously injured and thanks for posting this. Tim Henry.
Thanks all! Feeling good today. Hit the gym at 7a and stretched in the hot tub and swam half-mile. The bruises are such pretty colors now!
p.s. – nice to see you here, John
Wow, thanks. I needed to be reminded. Glad you ok.
I laid my bike down in Florida 3 yrs ago (total stupidity on my part).
My helmet had a good gouge in it. I was just wearing a t-shirt and spent the next several days scrubbing asphalt out of my arm/shoulder. Glad your’re all right.
Regards to the crew.
I couldn’t agree more. Safety gear is so important! Glad your ok! How bad is the BSA?
BSA is fine. Just a rip in the seat and the foot peg got turned up. Was designed to break away so it’s not problem.
Still stiff this weekend.