So, I wrecked up the Ducati pretty good...

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    I was in a hurry to get to a friend's and some lady cut me off. Instead of a controlled emergency stop I did what I'll call a "Panic Stop", locked up the back wheel, it drifted to the right... I overcompensated the front wheel then snapped to the right, I went flying...

    I somehow had enough brains in me to make sure the pads on my jacket landed first. I slid about 10 feet along the ground, I have a couple holes in my jeans a patch of road rash about the size of a quater and a nervous twitch to show for it. I'll need a new jacket and pair of jeans.

    As for the bike. The breakaway pegs, of course, broke off. My right front turn signal's cover broke. My front brake lever broke off, my rear brake pedal is bent down... Some minor scratches on the paint on the front fender and one of my saddle bags will need to be replaced....

    Crap.
     
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    Fix it, then sell it.:)
    Glad you're ok.
     
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    Wow, glad you made it more or less in one piece!
     
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    Did you get the name or license plate number of the lady that cut you off? Sue the ass off her.
     
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    I'm glad you're ok, No1. Jackets are very replaceable, but you are unique!
     
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    That totally sucks. Glad you're ok, maybe take P's advise?
     
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    Glad you're still with us No1!
    Funny, I was just talking last night to a couple of girls I know, who recently bought Harleys, and the dangers of the drivers they share the road with, they are encountering.
     
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    Yeah, sometimes they are dangerous. I am keeping the bike though, fixing it back up... taking it back out to a nice big parking lot and practicing some emergency stops and counter-steering until it is second nature...

    I have actually had worse accidents on my bicycle when I was a kid. I am more upset about the damage to the bike...

    And no, I didn't get that lady's license plate. She cut me off and stopped then immediately left after I hit the ground....
     
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    But now you be a daddy...Nothing else matters, Sell it.:)
     
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    Brother - WHY ARE YOU ONLY WEARING JEANS to protect you? :( :-/

    quarter-sized rash; Thank GOD it's not worse. :(
     
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