Hi all, Looks like my clean run has come to an end 1.5 years into my riding career! Was doing about 60km/h on the way to work when a car turned out from an intersection on my left hand side and crossed my path attempting to turn right. Had no idea she was going to come out, I could see her clearly and assumed she could see me. Attempted emergency brake, couldn't stop it quick enough, hit the front at probably 20-40km/h, bike spun down the road, I slid a little. Immediately got my butt off the road because I didn't want any traffic to hit me (there wasn't any more traffic around, luckily for me, though it also makes me wonder why she didn't see me when I was the only one around). Cops took our statements, said she was completely at fault, though I have full compo anyway if she isn't insured (will sort that out tomororw). Ambo's, cops and fire on scene, Ambo said I was mostly fine, took me to hospital for precautionary xrays, they didn't find anything. Stayed for another 4 (extremely boring) hours for observation, went home with a swollen/slightly sprained ankle, grazed arse (kevlar jeans did well), scratched helmet, right glove scratched on the knuckle protectors, right side of my jacket is all scratched up, and my shoulder hurts (judging by my jacket I landed on it). Boots also have a big dent in it. and so.. *sigh*.. my poor dear gixxer.. she took most of the impact for me. It was her that hit the car instead of me, and she took a beating A little drawing: Few more pics are up at http://flickr.com/photos/ntriantafillou/sets/72157614329623829/ +1 for ATGATT. I never leave home without it. If I didn't have my boots I'm pretty sure my ankle would have been broken, my arm would probably have had most of the skin ripped off and stuffed my shoulder without my leather jacket. Also thanks to the nice ambo's, the guy on the bike who stopped and turned my ignition off for me and grabbed my key, and the nice doctors and nurses at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Cheers. Nick.