All of this is copied and pasted from my post in another board.
Came around the curve and realized I was too hot. Started easing on the brake but that stood it up. So I let off the brake and started leaning harder. I started easing off the throttle. Caused the back to wobble.
So finally I started slowly rolling on the gas and just cranked it over (this is an uphill right hander).
The peg dragged till it couldn't drag anymore and then it happened. My X-metal pipe started dragging. I think it was about a milisecond later that the tire come up off the ground and the bike and I parted ways instantly.
I slid on my back and somehow rolled over and slid into the trees. A group of three trees hit me and the back and stopped me. I sat there for a second totally in denial and unable to believe what just happened. I've gone two years riding hard without ever going down. Chalk one up to the pavement gods.
I heard the guy that had been riding behind me up the hill aways yelling about whether I was ok. I couldn't say anything. I jumped up and ran out of the woods looking for my bike. I looked down and saw my mirror lieing on the ground. Then I realized my bike was gone.
SHIT!! I yelled. I ran to the tree line and looked down over the embankment and there laid my baby. VERY battered.
Hop, skip, and jump forwards and we were on the way back with his truck. Come over the hill and there were the flashing red and blues. A local had come through and seen the skidmarks. Not being able to find a body he called the police. Luckily a good friend of mine was on duty and she took the report.
We got the bike home and looked over the damage.
THE BIKE: Side and front fairing has no piece untouched (headlight is okay though). Front fender torn off. ZG Double Bubble busted into about 6 pieces. right mirror busted off. Right clipon is hanging off by wires and cables. Right peg and the bracket is gone. Rear cowl is busted. Corbin seat is torn down the side (but in the vinyl side panels so possibly fixable. X-metal can is badly scuffed on the ends of the can. The Carbon Fiber looks ok but this happened right at dark so until daytime I won't know the extent.
ME: Scraped up back. Third degree burns on right upper arm. BAD road rash on the right lower arm. Pretty busted up right knee. Over all I came out great considering what the bike went through. That and what stopped me. I went from pretty good speed to zero awfully quick when I hit those trees. God was with me I believe.
ANYwho, if anyone has any used plastics (yellow and black) for sale let me know. I'm not going to turn the bike into insurance unless I find that the frame is screwed.
If any good came out of this I convinced the guy with me that he needs to start wearing a helmet
Well, last night was a long restless night. Hurt too bad to sleep well and replayed the incident about 10,000 times in my head.
My arm and knee are sore as hell this morning. Can't hardly move my arm actually and it makes putting it up on the desk to type a bitch.
Discovered two other sore spots I didn't know about. The left front of my neck feels pulled and the "smurf off" finger on my left hand. No idea how the finger happened but when I went into the trees and slammed to a stop I remember making a loud HUFF!! as I hit. I think maybe it jarred my neck then.
Went out to look at the bike today. Could cry. Luckily I don't think any of the major mechanicals are screwed. I'll have to have the frame checked and the forks examined. One of the guys from the F4 mailing list responded that he had all the plastic I'd need but wanted to know what color I had. Hopefully he has a yellow and black that he races and has stock plastic for.
Well, thanks for the concern guys. And to those of you that ride. If I hadn't had my helmet on I'd probably be without a right ear and some scalp and maybe worse. WEAR YOUR FRIGGIN HELMET.
Side note, had I not decided it was too hot to wear my Ballistic jacket the only injury I'd have recieved would be to my knee.