I'm pretty freakin lucky!!!!!  

Catdoc2000 56M
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8/8/2006 2:26 am

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8/8/2006 2:31 am

I'm pretty freakin lucky!!!!!


Well if you rack up miles on a motorcycle like I do the odds are bound to catch up with you sooner or later and they caught me yesterday afternoon. I was en route to Asheville N.C It was around 90 degrees in Lexington and I had a helluva headache so I went helmet less for awhile. Tenn has a helmet law so when I got to the welcome center I took the offramp to stop and helmet up. when I leaned into the ramp all hell broke loose! The front tire just blew completely out!!! I must have picked up something and gotten a slow leak. The front end felt a little squirrelly a couple times but with rain grooves, tar snakes and everything else out there I didn't pay enough attention to it, The loss of air resulted in the tire getting REALLY hot and when I put side force on it leaning into the ramp it just gave way. I managed to stay upright for about 200 ft and slowed down to around 30 before the wallow got the best of me and she went down. We slid to a nice stop a couple hundred feet later. My wallet literally saved my ass but it has a helluva hole in it now along with a nice new pair of heavy denim jeans that are just for show. I've got 2 small spots of fairly deep road rash on my right hand, a small contusion on my right shoulder from the final roll, Why do you always roll at least once before coming to a stop? and some very light road rash down my back on the right side. All n All in a couple weeks everything will be healed and It will be just a memory. I ordered some new fairing trim and a new set of mirrors. I'll decide what to do with the scratched paint later. I plan on keeping this bike till it's worthless anyway so it's a question of ego vs $ for cosmetic repairs. Now to get a new front tire in the morning from a shop in Jelico Tn.....

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