fu(k i feel stupid! its my fourth week of having my first motorcycle and i was trying wheelies. I heard all kinds of stories about people going down, and this and that. But i was freaking determined to be the one exception. I have been going to this store recently that opend up right around the corner called Cycle Gear and there always playing those damn videos of people poping wheelies everywhere. On the freeway, doing stand ups, etc... Well my dumb a$$ started reading posts about how easy everyone says they are. EASY my fu(king a$$!!! I went to start practicing them last night about 7:30 sunday. I also read some post that some guy had been poping them after 45mins of practice, so i figured i would just duplicate his efforts. Well i'm on a pretty dead side road, with no cars around and i'm driving back and forth popping wheelies every time i get the chance. The front end would mainly just stay kinda low and not come up much, and there were only about five that really got some nice heigth. Then as the time went on i figured out that my problem was not holding on to the throttle long enough. I would pull the clutch then rev high, but then when i poped it i would kinda let off the gas. Once i figured that was my problem the wheel started coming up a bit higher. Out of FU(KING know where i pop my last wheelie of the day and feel the bike just shoot straight up in the air. And i closed my eyes, i just remember having my head slide on the freaking ground and a sharp pain in my ankle. After i stoped rolling. I jumped up and felt that my ankle was really weak. I started hopping over to my bike, that was about 75 feet from where i was. It was laid over on its side, pooring out oil and coolent like no tomorrow. Some guy from a tow truck company came running out and asked me if i was okay, and i said i was fine, then he helped me pick up my bike. FU(K......... I couldn't even put it in neutral to roll it because the damn gear set was completely broken off. The hole left side fairing was totaled, it was craked and scratched in multiple places. The windshield brakets were all bent and my tail was broken off. The mirror was broken, and gas tank bent in, etc.................... You know what realy sucks is that this was the first god damn day i haven't woren my jacket in four weeks!!! can you belive it!! I swear to god i have woren that jacket everytime i have left the house and rode more than a block. So guess what my hole left arm is all burnt up with road rash!! I was in the shower yesterday night trying to clean all the black asphalt out of the cuts and scratches and i was yelling so freaking loud when that water hit my road rash for the first time. Then came the scrubbing. Oh yea, don't forget that i couldn't walk on my ankle all night and today and still can't. Actually just got back from a foot doctor and its only sprained. "thank the lord" so i have to wear this little booty for a few weeks. I just wanted to write this letter and vent a bit, to tell the world its not the freaking motorcycle's its the motorcyclists(like my self of course). I was a stupid dumb a$$ young kid that wanted to do what he saw on TV. I was riding and trying to do things beyond my level of experiance. I had just bought this bike four weeks ago, and it was used, from a private party, but it was absolutely cherry. Had all original stickers and parts. It was as clean as if it came off the freaking show room floor. But not for long with my dumb as$ behind the controls.
I'm really just disapointed in myself that i went down. I have never ever crashed my car in the 8 years of driving it. And that was not just driving like a turtle either. Damn i wanted to be that one person who didn't go down and what even bothers more is that it was so soon. I mean, i would have understood if maybe it was at a track day, trying to push the limits, but fu(king doing a dumb ass wheelie. GIVE ME a BREAK!! there wasn't a car that came cureaning into my lane, there wasn't a wild out of controled pedestrain running on the roads. There was just my dumb ass!! plain and simple.
Well if anything is learned from all this, its i hope that others will read this and not be as stupid as i was. Give it time and don't rush this stuff regardless of who is doing what. Its looks so god damn easy, but it aint! I feel like a damn poster child of what could happen, when you act like an idiot on your new bike.
oh yeah, I can't wait to get back on my bike and take some damn driving class's by keith code. I think maybe i need them