Riding in the adelaide hills, on my way up monyacute road, took a right hand corner a bit wide, then hit some gravel and ran out if road... rider error and /i'm kicking myself now . Anyway, hit the wet grass, lost the front end and highsided, landing on my left hand side. Next thing I can remember is waking up in a 5ft gully at the side of the road, feeling sore all down my left and with a very stiff back - scary moment indeed, but my logic was feeling pain = good outcome over what could have been. Managed to compose myself and scramble out of the gully before collapsing on the grass by the road, just as a rider comes round the corner. Matt (apologies if I got this wrong, but I think I'm still in shock) had been out riding from Clare all day and what a bloke. He made sure I was ok, checked over my bike and generally calmed me down. He escorted me home, riding wingman the way home. He came in, explained to the missus what happened, then got on his way despite my offers of a cuppa tea or some sangers. Ledgend, I hope I can return the favour some time, although I wouldn't want to, if you get my drift. Went to the doctors, got x-rayed and thus far the damage is such: broken collarbone soft tissue bruising to spine/back, legs, arm and backside! Bike has cracked fairings and some other damage - but is rideable. I'm just thanking my lucky stars for people like Matt, that I had all my protective gear on (including back protector - if you dont have one, get one, it saved my bacon imho - & aldi thermals!!), that I spent the money on a decent helmet (my Rossi Ti-Tech has one heck of a ding in it) to save my head and that my bike didn't follow me into the ditch... I also learnt it is possible to ride with a break. I don't reccomend it. I am walking, alive and tomorrow's another day. Bit of time off 1st though... Thanks again "Matt from clare". Star.