Beautiful riding weather here in Auckland and my mate asked me to pillion her for a ride, she's my usual riding buddy and knows my style very well. ust over an hr on we hit some nice twisties but not going over the speed limit as we were just wanting to cruise when we hit a left hand blind corner and just b4 it was a 'SLOW DOWN" sign, I was already slowing to abt 50ish when I saw it and slowed some more as I started round the bend but lost the front on gravel and lowsided off the other side of the rd!!! My mate broke her left arm in 2 places and is in hospital now awaiting surgery tomorrow, I really feel bad for her as she had no other injuries exceot slight bruising on left thigh. She had a decent cordura jacket and it did it's job well but couldn't do anything to stop the arm breaking from the way she fell. Thumbs up for my draggin jeans as the paramedics said I'd have no left knee cap if not for the kevlar! Helmet is a write off as I fell on my face, my leather jacket has a hole in the left pocket and pretty beat up on the LH side. Sprained my right thumb & little 2 left fingers, sore left knee ad body ache is my total injury. My pride and joy...... crankcase cover wore thru till you can see insde! haven't taken a real good look as I was watching over me mate and talking with the ambo/paramedic/police/off duty nurse/off duty fireman/lady living in house in front of where we crashed! I really wanted to check the damage but my mate is more important to me so I got the fireman to push it into the lady''s carport and will grab it tomorrow. Pretty much all the left platics are damaged/broken & maybe more but we are alive so that's a big PLUS! Just got from hospital at 12.30am since hospital was 2hrs away, bike is just over an hr away. Really grateful to all those who stopped to help and make all the necessary calls and did first aid on me mate. Thanks for reading... just needed to share today's experience with you fellow bikers! Stay safe!