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Lucky escape from disaster

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Honda Phantom, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. I was riding home on Saturday morning around 2am from work. I was riding on an unlit street and all of a sudden a see a large object in front of me. Later I found out that it was a treated pine log. I hit the log around 70km per hour. The force of the bike hitting the log sent massive amounts of energy through my body, lifting me off the seat and ended head butting the windscreen of the bike. I was extremely lucky not to be completely knocked off the bike, and I was able to gain control of the bike and put it off to the side of the road.

    After I a while resting on the grass, trying to recover from back pain, I went back and found the log. It belonged to the High school next to the road, it was apart of an old school log seat. The log was around 20cm wide and 2 metres long. Some idiot decided to pull apart the seat and spread it strategically across the road. Not only did the culprits put the logs across the road, but wheelie bins as well.

    I’ve checked the bike, and seem to be no damage. I consider myself very lucky not to have completely stacked my pride and joy.

    Anyways, I thought I might just share that war story...
  2. Bloody lucky you are. Kids, pfft wankers.
  3. That sux man, you are right about being lucky and not binning the bike completely. Did you report it to the school in question? I certainly would have. If not the police?
  4. Well i wrote to the news paper and the police, but calling the school is a bloody great idea... Thanks mate, i'll call them today.
  5. Sounds to me like the great chassis dynamics of the modern motorcycle have paid off for you, and you're still with us in one piece, albeit shaken up. A nasty experience......
  6. Near miss

    Get both wheels checked for flat spots as soon as possible. If they're bent you could get tyres deflating without warning. They may need re-rolling or replacing.
  7. :WStupid:
    Also get teh front tyre checked by a specialist for any sort of damage. This sort of thing can cause delamniation of a tyre. In fact, I'd be so wary of that tyre if it was my bike, I'd be looking at replacing it early.
    I'd also get the front forks checked, or you can check them, for free and smooth movement and proper alignment.
    Something must give with a hit like that, and better to find out now!

    Regards, Andrew.
  8. And keep your receipts.
    If the cops do find the culprit then it is letter of demand time.
  9. I can't believe you managed to keep on your bike after the old "Glaswegien Kiss" with your wildshield!!! Kudos to you (go and buy a lottery ticket, 'cause your luck must be hefty!)

    + 1 on the "bloody kids' call...
  10. Lucky indeed! Perhaps a visit to a Dr/Chiro/Osteopath/whatever is worthwhile for your back? Just to be sure.
  11. Holy shit! Let us know what comes of calling the school. Kids! Grr.
  12. I don't think you even start to assume that the villians were from the school; all you know is that the incident occurred near the school, and that the log was part of a school seat. School yards are peopled with children for around 7-8 hours of a day; for the rest, anyone could have been responsible.....
  13. But you gotta ring the school to let them know what's going on. Most schools these days have some sort of night-time security patrol. They should be onto this sort of vandalism.
  14. ^and locking up their wheelie bins.

    Grrr stupid vandals... should receive a cranial massage with a cricket bat.
  15. :WStupid:

    Glad you are OK, did you get the brown stain out of your draggins yet?

    hmmm now off to get the lastest safety accessory for my bike, a windshield ](*,)
  16. Holy crap :furious: I hope your injuries are only minor. This would have to be one of my biggest fears when riding a bike. Look after yourself.
  17. Thanks for all the advice guys. Ive taken it all on board and will follow it all up. Ive recovered from all my temporary injuries sustained in the accident, and for all those concerned, I have washed and bleached my jocks. lol

    If there was anytime to fall off a bike, it could of been then anyways. 30 seconds after getting off my bike after the accident, an ambulance had driven past and pulled into a house across the road.

    Touch wood that nothing else happens like this again.
  18. Bad, bad karma to the vandals. Like others surprised and pleased you didn't kiss the bitumen. Hope there is no serious damage to your bike.