Well IT happened. After 20 months of riding I had my first off. @#$% I am so angry. Was on my way home. turned onto Stud road from Wellingon in Rowville. 5 minutes from home. Pulled out from behind a truck into right lane of Stud road and spotted a "fellow rider " pushing his bike up the footpath on the left. Thought, do the right thing and see if he needs assistance. Pulled back to left lane moved to side of road and as I was pulling up, I hit a patch of loose gravel on the road surface and down we went. #$%^!!!!! My pride and joy now has gravel rash on the side of the tank, a broken foot peg and a few scratches on the brake handle and front guard. I have a gravel rashed knee and a tear in the seam of my jacket. Several drivers stopped to see if I was ok (Thankyou to each of them). Oh and the "fellow rider" I was pulling over to help...... well he got to the intersection wher I had gon down, hopped on his bike, rolled it down the hill to get it started and rode off. %^&*($# Susuki rider didn't even come over to offer moral support. As they say, no good deed ever goes unpunnished. Anyway. Appologies for the rant but I am soooo pi$$ed that I had to tell someone. Thanks for listening.