Muchas gracias, folks! I'm surprised at how little it seems to have affected me, too. Even right after it happened. I was more pissed off at AAA than shook up from the accident.
One thing it's left me with though...
I'm not sure I can take the responsibility for a passenger any more.
When I got to the house and Delo and I were looking at the bike, she asked, "What if I would have been on it?" I could only shake my head. I couldn't even speak the words that seemed to be obvious while looking at the place the saddle bag used to be, and where her left leg would have been sitting. I think you're right about the crash bars doing their job, although I think my foot got pinched when they folded onto the floorboard. But there wasn't anything left from behind my leg to the rear of the bike. The passenger floorboard is twisted and hanging.
I'm so glad she didn't go with me. Actually, now I'm glad she's probably not even going to be disappointed if I tell her she can't ride with me any more. I don't think I could live with it if something like that happened with her on it.
Cap, I think you're right! I was thinking the same thing... what do I have to hit to knock this bike over?! And even more amazing was that everything seemed to be stable and straight on the ride home.
Thanks, Dean! For everything. Don't know I deserve all that, but I've had a good mentor!
Vol_intruder, I remember! Talimena at the relay kickoff in 2007, I think it was! Looking forward to next time.
Thanks again, all! Watch for some lady's leather and armrests for sale soon.