I have been deciding on telling this story since I got home this evening at about 6:00. Anywayz, I was on my way up to one of the Chevrolet dealers to look at a new truck and I was about 2 miles away in heavy traffic, I decided to change lanes so I could get in the left turn lane. I changed lanes and all of a sudden the car that was about 4 car lengths in front of me was now about 10-15 feet in front of me and I barely had time to react, I ended up tagging the rear of a 99 Pontiac Grand Am at about 25 mph's (I was lucky enough to be slowing down at the time cause I was doing about 35) I did a complete flip off of the bike landed almost on my feet and the rest on my butt. The bike has a broken front fender, and I need a new windscreen. I immediately stand up and make sure that I am ok and then look at my bike as it is laying on the ground behind the car, so I walk over and start to pick it up and the driver of the car helps me. I am still a little shaken up at this time, another guy has pulled up behind and starts to tell me everything I did wrong, seeing that I was upset, the driver of the car I hit thanks him for his info and sends him on his way. At this point I am thanking god that me and my bike are ok and the driver is very understanding as it turns out that he has a BMW motorcyle and knows how I am feeling. He and his wife are very understanding and dont even want my insurance so we exchange phone #'s and addresses and they are making sure I am ok and if I can ride which I am so I pull into a parking lot and start to check out my bike when an ambulance pulls up! Then the ohh
sh!t factor kicks in and I hop on my bike and take off to the back parking lot of the complex I am in. When I got off i realized how sore my crotch was. I have now taken some asprin and chilled out all night and am feeling much better. The driver called me earlier to make sure I am ok and said that he would get ahold of me if needed (maybe he will turn this into his insurance and it wont cost me anything, we shall see!)
The lesson learned: Always watch everything. Always wear a helmet. I think that with out my helmet I would be in the hospital right now. The helmet has no scratches on it and I dont remember it hitting anything so hopefully it is ok.
I only have one rule for girls, if you go for a ride on my bike, then I get to take you for a spin later!