A good buddy of mine said that there are 2 types of riders. Those who haven't crashed, and those who are going to. I just fell into the latter the other day. I just put a brand new back tire on. It was such a beautiful day on Saturday here in South Georgia, so I decided to take it around the block a couple times. I didn't want to burn out the back tire, because we live on a military installation and there are a bunch of pricks around my house that would tell someone. So I decided to take it pretty slow and be VERY careful so I wouldn't lose traction. Well, that's exactly what happened coasting around a right hand turn. The back tire broke loose and the back end swung around and before I could stabalize the bike, the tire caught the ground again and threw all the weight the other way. Well, my foot was on the ground, and when the weight came over, I lost my footing and the bike basically decided that it wanted to throw me off of it. So I hit the ground and rolled a couple times and got up was cussing up a storm. So I picked the bike up, parked it in a friend's driveway, and ran all the way home so I could call someone to bring a trailer. Meanwhile, I didn't know I had a sprained ankle, so when the adrenaline came down, needless to say, it stung just a little. The miraculous thing is that the bike is virtually ok! The only things wrong with it(from what I can tell) are I need a new mirror, new rear set, new clutch lever, and possibly a new tail fairing. If I didn't have my frame sliders on there, it would've been 10 times worse. My side fairing didn't have one single scratch on it. Well, that's my story...probably not NEARLY as bad as some of your stories, but I figure, what the hell, it was my first time, and it was very gentle.