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Location: Northern, NJ
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Fast Bike on a Cold Day - Idiot
So Saturday morning it was time to give the new GSXR-750 a winter ride to keep her in shape. I looked out the window a few times at the road on a 37 degree morning and kept thinking, maybe not. But I did anyway. Warmed her up, and then took off up my street. 50 yards later, hit the throttle a bit.....too much.
The back tire wanted to race the front tire. Uh oh. Not good. Counter steer left, counter steer right, counter steer left. See Ya. The bike threw me off like a wild mustang. I came down on my left shoulder and left side of my head. And went sliding after the "cracking impact" along side my bike. Winter riding guarantees ATGATT. No doubt in my mind my full face helmet saved my life and all the gear worked as intended.
Never blacked out. Got up worried about the damage to my bike. Got up looked at it, spoke to the neighbor that came out to see if I was alright. I said I was even though my shoulder was killing me.
Walked over to the bike and tried to pick her up, but the pain in my left side wouldn't let me. So I turned my back on her, lifted her up with my right hand high enough to get my big ass butt in the game. Then turned, with pain mounted her (yeah baby), pushed my mirror back and rolled back down the hill to my driveway. Started her up and rode to the front of the garage.
Stepped into the house and pulled my helmet off with my right hand. Couldn't do much with my left. I decided to drive myself to the ER just a few miles down the road. I chose self service parking because I am too cheap for valet. Getting the parking ticket became quite the challenge and comedy.
Xrays show a broken collar bone. I thought I was going to pass out but I didn't. I waited to do it back in the ER while sitting in front of my girlfriend. I wish I had a video of her running and screaming for help. If you knew her well enough, you would agree with me.
Spent the weekend in the hospital waiting for surgery as an add on. No luck, too many more important trauma surgeries going on. Now I'm home and hoping to schedule for this week. The breake is near the shoulder and they recommend plates and screws.
Needless to say, the family full court press is on for me to give it up.
Thanks for reading.
Last edited by mfile2000; 12-15-2014 at 07:48 AM.