(note for the wry-humour-challenged: not a serious enquiry) So, dropped the Bandit this morning. I was a bit pissed off because the young dog had dug his way out under the fence then run into the house covered in mud and jumped on my bed. Threw him back in the yard, filled the hole with dirt and a plank, and hoped like hell he won't get out today and annoy the neighbours. The wife, whose dog he is, can clean up the house, but if anyone in the Brisbane area is looking for a smart, affectionate, extremely energetic Border Collie, drop me a PM. So I was not a happy camper when I jumped on the bike (don't ride angry, kids!) Was riding across the wet grass on the front lawn and gave it a smidge of extra throttle, and it's big lowside city. Bike ended up facing back the way we'd come. The lawn slopes, and the bike was shiny-side-down-slope, on wet grass, so the approved technique for lifting didn't work due to a lack of traction and very tight knee angles... So I had to face it instead and hoik it up: which worked OK. And... not a mark! Had to re-adjust one mirror and brush a bit of grass and mud off the pipe, peg and front brake lever and that's it. Couple of twinges around my body which I'm not sure whether they're from the drop or the lift, but remarkably cheap all around. So, since people seem to think you're always going to drop it, and since I haven't for almost 3 years, does this count as my drop? Am I good for the next 3 years or so (riding as carefully as usual)? If so, maybe I should give the wet grass another go in about 2012!