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Old 12-15-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Skinned the bike up a little last night.

I figure word will get out eventually.

I was going a little too fast getting off the freeway and ended up hitting the concrete barrier on the off ramp. I was able to slow down to about 20-25mph before I hit it. A piece of rebar that just so happened to be waiting there for me blew out the front tire and bent the rim beyond repair. Handlebars were bent a little and the frame slider did it's job for the bike and my leg. The rest is just rash. No one to blame but myself on that one. It was the I-45 southbound Allen Parkway exit ramp. I didn't realize that the turn was quite that tight.

Absolutely no damage to myself. Very minor soreness in some areas. The right knee pad in my riding pants probably saved me some pain and grief. I'm sure it would have been worse with just jeans on. My left toe guard on my boot took a pretty good scrape as well. Once again thank goodness for gear.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #3
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #4
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Glad to hear you are ok....shoes and pants are easily replaceable..body parts not so much.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #6
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dude glad your ok did you experience a get off or just scrapped and stayed upright?
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:29 AM   #7
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:38 AM   #8
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:38 AM   #9
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If I'm not mistaken, I think this is the same turn that I was talking to TeleRomeo and MissBehave about last night... Also the same turn that Lanzer has a similar story about (didn't happen to him, it was someone else)

This musta happened after I saw you at pp1...

I'm glad it's you telling the story and glad you're ok...
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:41 AM   #10
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Holy Ken! Was this before or after the MH Christmas Party? Glad you are OK!
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:45 AM   #11
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used to take that ramp all the time, it can sneak up on ya, glad you're ok!
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #12
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Ken glad you're ok bud! Pics?
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:58 AM   #13
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:18 PM   #14
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dude glad your ok did you experience a get off or just scrapped and stayed upright?
I wish I could have kept it upright. I think it caught the brake lever and locked up the front. Hard to be certain. Between that and the tire blowing out who knows. It just stopped all of a sudden and I sort of half fell off. I barely had a chicken strip on the left side of the tire before the crash. No chicken strip now. I had it leaned over about as far as I dared. I was trying to brake at the same time. The tires were chattering a little and I was trying to modulate the brake as to avoid a low side. I almost made it. Slowing to 20-25 made leaning the bike a little harder also. Lesson learned. Need to treat those ramps with a little more respect.

It happened after the Christmas Party and after PP1.

I'll try and get some pics up later.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:20 PM   #15
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used to take that ramp all the time, it can sneak up on ya, glad you're ok!
It snuck up on me, that's for sure. It would be a fun turn otherwise.
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is that the left exit? I hate that turn. I take it frequently and it still sneaks up on me. Sorry to hear :(
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:44 PM   #17
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^^^^^Yep, that's the one.
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Isn't this your second time in as many years....

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Old 12-15-2010, 01:16 PM   #19
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:22 PM   #20
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Yeah that turn tightens up quick.
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