Mar 182009

Last night, I hit a patch dirt while taking a turn. Sliding in the fine dirt and pounding my shoulder into some railroad track, I let slip my tether on my ride to touch the face of pain. I have a broken collar bone now, the simplest movement is painful and I may need surgery, I get to find out tomorrow morning. Yippy.

This is my first motorcycle accident, and I know very well how easy I got off. There’s a saying amongst bike riders: Its not if you are going to wreck, it’s when.

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About Joe Smith

I’m patiently waiting for the future. I want to sail on the sea of stars, I want to get into a bar fight with a Cephelopod buddy fighting at my side. I want to believe in a good blaster by my side. I want to be just like Captain Harlock when I grow up. I might also be in the market for some rental time with Doc Brown’s DeLorean or any functional time machine, so if you can help me out, I’d appreciate it.

 Posted by on March 18, 2009

  3 Responses to “Man & Motorcycle vs Railroad Tracks”

  1. Damn man. I hope there’s no surgery and a quick recovery for you!

  2. I’ve heard the saying, too. Luckily, I’ve managed to avoid falling down aside from doing so while stopped. I’ve ridden for several years, but no longer have a bike. :(
    I hope things turn out well for you. Get well soon!

  3. I sincerely hope your recovery is a speedy one. Railroad tracks are the worst. You never know what you are getting, lighting is often poor, and you can’t always control the angle of attack. A horrible hazard to bikers for certain.

    As an avid biker myself (classic rice burners mostly) I can relate to the “not if but when” reality of crashing motorcycles. You just try to minimize the damage and count on your karma/luck. In my years of riding I have had a high side (that I managed to step out of withotut injury), three controlled lay down slides (the extreme hockey stop) on tar gravel on dirt and on wet asphalt (without injury), and been hit from behind by a car while stopped at a signal and thrown into 50 mph semi-truck cross traffic (got lucky on the landing and cross traffic missed me). So far no broken bones. Getting into the electric motorcycle thing now.

    I don’t recommend motorcycles for anyone as they are far too dangerous. God I love them.

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