Okay, had a fairly nasty off today. I'm suffering from amnesia at the time of the accident (missing about 2 hrs). Only damage to me in a concussion (reasonably severe because of the amnesia, but no vomiting etc). Catscan and x-rays all fine. Bike got scratches to the wheel & exhaust. Broke off rhs mirror. Now to what happened. Rainy day, slight drizzle. Roads are wet. I'm wearing my usual riding to work gear (Rjay's touring jacket, draggin jeans, boots, gloves, full face helmet). Everything in my pockets is also in my saddlebags. From here on in, my memory is hazy. The following is fragments, but what I recall. Come up to the bridge, in the bus lane. Up ahead in the lane is a tow truck, loading on a car, they've just finished, and tow truck driver is getting in the vehicle. I switch to left lane, 4wd behind me, I slow right down to allow the bus in front of me to pull in. Then I think if the tow truck is there, I can swing back into the bus lane and have a clear run into the city (since the truck would have blocked off all traffic). I run in through the little gaps(about twice car length), check my right and left. Bus Lane is clear to the end of the bridge, tow truck to my right. I turn left, think I gun it a little, and pop up to second. I thought I hit oil, but after going back across the bridge in the car this evening, hit the metal bridge joining things. About 2 metres across. Because I was coming across at angle, those things are slippery as in the wet. I remember the back sliding out, trying to hold it, getting the wobbles majorly, falling off. Banged my head hard on the ground. I got up, was a little punch drunk. fell over again, banging my head again. The tow truck triver ran up, asked if I was okay, wanted to know if I wanted an ambulance. I said I was fine (big mistake). He helped me pick up the bike, I started it up (stalled first time 'cos of the fall). I then do not recall much of the ride to work (oxford st). I remember trying to remember where I worked. Then trying to remember where I normally parked (this is after 2 years of working & parking in exactly the same place). I then remember calling up Lana (my wife), saying I was going to check myself into the emergency room at st vincents. Lana later told me I called up 6 times, saying the same thing, and not remembering the previous calls. I only remember the last one. I don't remember the walk to the hospital. Remembering checking in though. St Vinnies was great. Triage nurse heard what happened, checked me in straight away. They took blood for the bac test, but since it was 2 days since my last beer (1 on Sunday night), that will be fine. Gave me neck brace, checked out my spine for damage. Catscan & x-rays all showed no major damage. They ran around me urgently for the first half an hour, then when I showed no major injuries, slowed down. Took a couple of hours for the rest of the tests (which is exactly how an a&e room should work!) Freaked Lana out a little, as the a doctor and nurse came into the room I was in, talking amongst themselves saying we'd have to operate immediately (they were talking about another patient). Tests all good, kept me in until 4 for observation. Meant to take it easy for 24 hours, I've got a workcover certificate for a week though (I'm self employed, so wouldn't normally get paid for the time off). Prob go back thursday, I get bored out of my brain at home, and there's stuff to do. Stuff I learnt. Those metal joining things are slippery as hell. Even without them, doing the left hand turn I should have taken it a lot slower, especially in the wet. When you fall down, you stay down for a bit. When you fall down, get up and fall down again, you get an ambo. You especially don't get back on straight away (I can't recall what was going through my mind then). My helmet has about 3 impact points that I can see. RHS chin, RHS upper, and on the back. Still, I'm okay. I've already received one ear-bashing from the mother-in-law. Got to give my mum a call now and hear it from her (Lana knows better : )) And apart from the concussion and damage to gear & bike, I'm fine. I would have come off at between 40-50kph, prob closer to 40. And yeah, in a week I'll be back on the metal horse.