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Old 08-17-2008, 03:45 AM   #1
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Saturday, coming back from the forest ride, tiatool, lisecki1, and I were on I-45 south when the rain started coming down pretty bad. Tiatool took the spring steubner exit to go home, lisecki and I followed just to get off the highway and find a spot to wait it out. None of us could see the 8 - 10 inches of standing water covering the entire exit ramp. Speed is unsure but no less that 25, or more than 40, when we hit the water. Tiatool was in front and made it through the wake from his tires was at least nine feet high, Lisecki's bike washed out from under him to the right, so he fell left. Trying to avoid him I tried to go a little to the right and hit his bike. My front tire made contact with his triple tree, bending his key over, the mount for his scotts forward, and my forks back. This made made his bike spin, so his solo cowl hit my right side swingarm spool, cracking his cowl and sending my bike into lowside on the right side. this is when i got the strawberry on my right leg. during this lowside I bailed and rolled to my left onto my back, this lowered the CoG of my bike making it highside onto it's left side bending my clip-on. My bike then slid into the guard rail on the right side, smashing the nose.

A guy in a truck that was not exiting, parked his truck across the exit to protect us from traffic, and got out of his dry truck to wade around in "Lake I-45" to make sure we were all right. He even helped me slide my bike out from underneath the rail and pick it up. So ultra huge shout out to who ever that guy was. props

Tiatool told us to just limp it to his house, so we did. Lisecki is stuck in first due to a bent shift lever, and my bike is twitchy as with the bent forks, but we made it. Joe was nice enough to trailer our bikes all the way back to Sealy, even though they were going to the NIN concert, I hope they make it back in time. So after all that, Joe you are my newest best friend and if there is anything i can help you with just let me know.

Irony:
1. we were getting off the freeway to avoid an accident in the rain,and had one
2. The first time I go down, I wasn't doing something stupid
3. This happens the day after I order my boots, if i had my boots i would have been in one piece leathers.

All in all, we're alright, and as usual it could have been worse, it could have been my nose (w/helmet) that hit the guard rail instead of the bike, or Lisecki could be in the hospital because I ran him over.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:18 AM   #2
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that sux, glad everyone got out reasonably ok,
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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dam! that sucks man. glad yall are ok.
i think i would have been with yall if i had gotten home sooner.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:59 AM   #4
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man that sucks for sure. Glad everyone is ok
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:03 AM   #5
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That sucks! What kind of tires is TiaTool running?
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:04 AM   #6
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Dam that sux, glad Ur ok for the most part, could have been much worse
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:00 AM   #7
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Sucks to hear that you guys went down. Yesterday had some of the worse conditions that I have ridden in. It was very difficult to see and on several occasions I had puddles of water up to my pegs. It was fortunate that you guys came through in relatively good shape and had that good samaritin to help keep you safe.
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #8
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that hurts to see your kawi smashed up -- it's a good thing that yall didnt get hurt worse or drown!

btw kickass ride with yall yesterday,,, get that bike fixed so we can do it again
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:31 AM   #9
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it is good to hear that you are ok and the damage of your bike doesn't seem that significant. I low-sided in down pour rain a while ago in a turn, now I'm extra careful when riding in the rain and usually slow down to below 30mph in the streets.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #10
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Ouch! Glad everyone is going to be ok after you heal up.

I got rained on pretty hard Friday afternoon on the way home from work. Lots of standing water near the curbs. Had a couple close calls. Thing that was freaking me out was all the lightning and thunder booming not too far from me.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:44 PM   #11
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Man that SUCKS Glad you guys made it through! Smashed bikes can be fixed or replaced! Glad to have you guys still with us!
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holy that sucks man, poor kawi :( at least yall are ok
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That sucks! What kind of tires is TiaTool running?

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On Cdill's track bytch!
i still want to know how you made it.........
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:21 PM   #17
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i posted in the other thread that i'm going to sell the bike and get a jetski for the next forrest ride
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mom used to tell me to go play in traffic.....i thought an off ramp would be a little safer
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mom used to tell me to go play in traffic.....i thought an off ramp would be a little safer
thats what you get for tryin to think
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