So it finally happened to me, I was with a group of riders going through the local twisties and took a different route (one I had gone on last weekend) to get to a bike shop that was holding its annual summer BBQ. I distinctly remember this one turn as it scared me last weekend, and felt prepared for it, but boy howdy was I wrong. It was a decreasing radius righthand hairpin turn, that was also slightly banked along with a change of elevation (the difference from the top and the bottom of the turn was about 1-2 stories in height.)
I was following a guy in a gsxr600 who was going into that turn at a decent speed, I had slowed down to initally attempt to take that turn slightly wide and follow a line to cut into the inside. Apparently the guy didn't realize how sharp the turn was and braked midturn to stay in his lane and at this point my face is like
because although I wasn't putting on much throttle I was coming up behind him. I was still trying to look through the turn but I just kept looking at him and the bike instead. Due to his braking, I didn't wanna try to cut him off on the inside of the turn so I decided to run a bit wide (I was already a bit past the double yellow lines) and completely run into the opposite lane and brake a bit, my tires didn't wanna stick and off I go sliding into dirt and a guardrail.
Thank god for gear as all I have is this dull pain on the lower right side of my abdomen and as soon as I made it home I started to feel a slight pain on my right ankle as if I may have sprained it. In hindsight, I should have gone a bit slower through the turn and been much further behind the other rider. I also need to slow down a bit more in general, these last few weekends I have really been asking for it up in the mountains... and it all started with me breaking my cardinal rule of not dragging a knee, so instead I drag my entire right side on asphalt and dirt
Damage was minimized thanks to my frame sliders, my exhaust looks a bit dented, but the major problem is my subframe. I think the mound of dirt and guardrail bent/pushed it up since the the tail portion of my rear fairings don't line up to it anymore. I had to borrow someone's cargo net to secure the fairings as I still made my way to the BBQ to feed myself full of free food. I'm just gonna rest up a bit and go back outside to take my bike apart and be able to further check for damages.
And this was after I commented on the other thread about not crossing to oncoming traffic... one point for the canyons today, because I got owned.