Hi all, First off ATGATT saved my arse... No scratches,bruises or broken bones (the off was an hour and a half ago). So i spent the morning in beautiful Mt Tomah, north of the Blue Mountains. Bloody gorgeous ride that was (right through Castlereagh, Nth Richmond, Kurrajong, Bilpin), i highly recommend it for anyone out towards the mountains for a day ride. I'll post some pics of the road later. Anyway on the way back down via Bilpin, as one would suspect from a mountain, was a steep incline (decline?) I had misjudged my speed in a very tight, steep turn. Those familiar with the road would know about it. I didn't. It was my first time on that steep, steep road. Tires didn't lock, but i knew i was gonna hit the cliff face at speed. In fact i think the gravel at the side of the road and the mud ditch in front of the cliff face is what softened the impact. The gravel caused the rear end to swing away from the cliff face, and i end up sliding a couple of meters under the bike, which eventually stopped in a ditch full of mud. Thank you to the good samaritan who stopped and helped me get the bike out of the mud. I came out unscatched and humbled, with a sore right shoulder to boot. I was flying through those same twisties mere hours earlier. Gear got some light scratches. The bike has a cracked right mirror, and an extremely bent forward rear brake, which was still operable, just extremely out of place. So i managed to ride the bike to my parents place (it was closer), over an hour away, with only the front brake to use. Keep in mind the incident happened halfway down the mountain. So lesson learnt, watch those downhill twisties, control your speed.