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Dropped the biatch.

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by N2O, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. So I just out for a nice ride on saturday afternoon over to repco to pick up a radiator hose for my car. I was just putting along, enjoying the scenery, when a roundabout jumped out at me from nowhere!

    The front clipped the roundaboud and dumped me onto the road at about 30.

    The genius that I am, I wasn't wearing my jacket, (Was only going down the road!). I got up, checked myself out, had a little blood, the helmet didn't even touch the ground, but my draggins were pretty much chopped to bits.

    Anyways, so the brake lever, and pedal were broken so I started pushing her home. I got it home, but by this time the gravel rash was REALLy hurting, so I called the ambos, got them to check me out, thinkin' they'd just clean me up, etc.

    But they take me to hospital because I haven't had a tetanus shot in 5 years. Get all cleaned (which hurt considerably more than the actual fall) and got discharged 2 hours later.

    So, I'm currently nicely wrapped in bandage, although the wounds are relatively minor. So what's the moral to this story? Had I been wearing a jacket, I wouldn't have a scratch on me, and the fall was probably not hard enough to do that much damage to the jacket.

    I fixed the damaged to the bike for less than $40.

    I'd just like to be the first to call myself an idiot, for 1) not wearing a jacket, 2) not paying attention to the road.

    Comments? Suggestions? Insults?
    PS. I'll chuck some pick chers up when I get home.