Hey Everyone, So my vent, although in this case I am afraid all my fault. I am in new zealand at the moment and have hired a bike over here, anyways in a strange city (dunelin) and while a bit lost in the city and not paying enough attention managed to clip a car (who told police he was stopped when he was still moving) with the right hand pannier. Well of course the whole bike went for a slide and me with it although I did let go straight way. Damage: engine casing cracked and oil on the road, broking clutch and gear lever. I am ok although have sore ribs, thank god for my jacket and pants armor. Anyway happened very fast as of course they all do but am in all one piece except for a fine from the police (thanks, 150NZD) and excess on the bike. Silly mistake I was looking for road signs and not at the car in front of me. Take care out there.....irgonically just came across the west to east coast with the warnings about possible black ice! David.