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Old Oct 7th 2018, 08:01 PM   #1
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Ok, so had a problem on my way to the local Ducati ride last weekend, going from light to shade with fine gravel on the road the same colour as the bitumen, front went away very quickly, not going particularly fast but the bike slid through a concrete culvert, suspension mounts snapped, tail gone and tank buggered, unfortunately beyond repair.
Got up dusted myself off and looked for the bike, it was in the table drain across the road right next to a '79 SS, he had done exactly the same thing 20 minutes before I arrived, very sad day.
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Old Oct 8th 2018, 12:46 AM   #2
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Damn that sucks sorry man. As long as your good that's all that matters!
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Old Oct 8th 2018, 01:02 AM   #3
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Damn that sucks sorry man. As long as your good that's all that matters!
Not too bad mate, a couple of broken ribs and some road rash on the knee, wasn't wearing my kevlar jeans.

The other guy has exactly the same injuries only a bit worse, three broken ribs and his knee was down to the bone
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Wow, that really sucks, broken ribs are horrible, but glad it wasn't any worse. It makes me cringe when I see guys riding in shorts and t-shirts with chicks in tiny shorts and tops on the back. I have crashed enough times in the dirt to know that protection gear is critical, even more so on the street. Hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Old Oct 8th 2018, 01:31 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear.

Would have been nice if the 79SS guy had taken steps to make sure no one else came to grief.
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Old Oct 8th 2018, 01:37 AM   #6
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Wow, that really sucks, broken ribs are horrible, but glad it wasn't any worse. It makes me cringe when I see guys riding in shorts and t-shirts with chicks in tiny shorts and tops on the back. I have crashed enough times in the dirt to know that protection gear is critical, even more so on the street. Hope you have a speedy recovery!
Ihad the jacket and gloves on, just the jeans in the wash, and you're right, it would have been much worse in shorts and tshirt. The knee was bad enough, they had to scrub it to get gthe gravel out, wouldn'i want that done too often.
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Old Oct 8th 2018, 01:39 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear.

Would have been nice if the 79SS guy had taken steps to make sure no one else came to grief.
He was pretty banged up AbleDuc, I got out on the roed and slowed others down till emergrncy services arrived, they cleaned the road.
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He was pretty banged up AbleDuc, I got out on the roed and slowed others down till emergrncy services arrived, they cleaned the road.
That was a great thing to do mate, legend!
Quick recovery.
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Ship happens... glad you're alive to tell the tale.
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Sorry to hear that and that's why i always wear full leathers with back protector even with Texas heat in the summer (38-42deg C)
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