This is the one part of the forum I hoped I'd never have to add a story to unfortunately I had my first off yesterday. I got some new BT45's last week and figured I'd go for a spin out Broadford way to wear them in and to check out how long it would take me to get there for my course next month. Then head back to melbs down through Flowerdale and some nice little twisties to finsih off my day. Everything was going well accept for a bit of rain along the way. I got to Broadford and had a look around then off I went down Strath Creek rd for a bit of fun. Knowing my tyres were new I decided to take it easy in the corners and all was going well until I got about half way down near Murchison Gap taking a right hander and for what ever reason I decided to look down at my speed, looked up and noticed I was a little wide. No problems I thought, I wasn't speeding. Looked towards my exit leaned the bike in everything felt good until the bike decided to go out from under me. So down I went along with the bike off the road and landed in a nice ditch full of jagged rocks then Kwaka decided to land on top of me. I managed to get the bike off my chest and out from under it (mad bench press skills) and a car rocked up - perfect timing. The guy helped my push it out of the ditch, checked to see if I was okay and gave me some directions as to where I was. A few phone calls later I found a towy to come and pick me and the bike up. Broadford Auto Salvage, good bloke. Rekons he gets at least one bike a week on the same corner, more in summer especailly after people ride home from a day at the track. He dropped me off at the pub across from Broadfor train station where I spent the next few hours chatting to the locals and drinking some beer to make up for when the adrenalin rush wore off. The bar man shouted me a beer and offered me a ride back in to Melbourne when his shift finished, good bloke too. Ended up calling my mate who funnily enough was doing his L's at Calder to come pick me up after he was done. I got home a bit worse for wear bruises here and there but the gear did it's job. Best coin I'v ever spent. Helmets cracked, draggins all muddy with some holes in the knees but it didn't go through the kevlar. So my leaft shoulder is sore and stiff this morning long with my right wrist, gonna pay the doc a visit tomorrow. I've got a few cuts along my knees and shins. If I wans't wearing boots I don't think I would have walked away. My backs got a cut here and there from the rocks I landed on but all in all I came away okay. ATGATT for life. Surprisingly I wasn't angry about it, kinda releived as I figured it was always going to happen one day. Kinda like I got it over and done with. I'm just glad I walked away with no broken bones. And the real culprit to why I came undone - oil Now it's in the hands of insurance and hopefully I get to go shopping for a new bike So do I stick with the kwaka or try something else. 9 months left until I can get a 600.