Last friday was a sad day, and also the same day I started a new job. Went straight over a local roundabout, on a ride testing my new kevlar jeans for warmth. stupidly was a bit wide to begin with. Collected some round pebbles on the bitumen and slid out a bit, I saved the back end, but was too far forward to make the exit, so I did some offroading over some 45 degree guttering (thank f**k) and through some roughage and ended up back on the road, except on my side. Nah, i'm okay and lucky. I was wearing all my gear and it truly saved my arm, the leather sleeve is fine but the liner is melted to nothing. The bike is not so fine, usual stuff like bent bars broken lever. The right side cover ripped off too, and the ruined bit inside which I assume is a bit like a distributor is just hanging by its cables Lucky I started a new job!