Dented pride

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    Had my first off on the Scout yesterday! My own stupid fault, to cocky and fast on a twisty undulating road along the summit of a local mountain range. Too busy enjoying the great views and came into a tight left too fast and headed straight ahead into the long grass and ended up on my left side. ABS worked well for the last couple of meters of tarmac and then laid over as soon as I hit the grass. Only thought that went through my mind was how am I going to explain the damage and cost to my Deb. Luckily after picking all the grass and dirt out the Scout has survived well, I have a very sore hip but nothing more serious thank goodness. I was well rugged up with full kit on, good boots and leathers kept me intact I reckon. Had difficulty getting her out of the grass! Was a much more sedate ride home and I am amazed at how strong the Indian Floorboards are as it took the weight and drag well, even the peg on the underside is still intact. Yesterday was a lucky day and a big reminder to slow down a bit.
     
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    Nice to still have you with us.
     
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    Oh no. That's no good. I am happy to hear you and the Scout are fine though. Can always be a lot the other way. Yes, certainly hitting tight corners a bit too hot is a pretty sure way of finding your luck on the bike. Whether you somehow get around it or otherwise go the other route. Lucky no oncoming traffic too. Chin up and heal dude. Summer is coming in 3 months.
     
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    Hi @Drifter and thank you. So lucky there were no vehicles coming the other way. Mostly farmers on this back road in tractors or quads.
     
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    Hey Muz, thanks! It was a stunning day here in the bay Yesterday so was making the most of it. Clean the bike day today haha.
     
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    I stopped by my dealer earlier today. They had a three day shindig last week and I asked how it went.

    I was told that on one of the rides a guy went into the weeds and his bike went down an embankment. Another guy was working his way down through the underbrush to check in the bike and got bit on the calf by a Cottonmouth. Fortunately it was a dry bite.

    Not always but sometimes, it could be worse.

    Glad you and your bike came through relatively unscathed.
     
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    Thanks @thumper No snakes down our neck of the woods, not of the animal variety anyways. Plenty of sheep -:). Bet that guys is thankful it was a dry bite.
     
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    I know this sounds contra to what our normal reactions would have us do but I had pretty much the same thing happen to me last year. Came around a sharp right switchback that was in the shade and there was a patch of dead wet leaves at the bottom of the pavement. The wheel was turned right, the bike went straight, across the other lane and into the very wet weeds. Fortunately there was enough shoulder that I didn't hit the side of a mountain or go over a cliff. Don't know if it's why I didn't go down but as the bike left the road I let off the brakes (also ABS) completely and let the engine braking slow me down until I could safely get back onto the pavement. A pretty squirrely ride that seemed to last a lot longer than it did and was definitely a brown out moment. Fortunately we were spaced out enough that none of the others in our group saw my little detour. :rolleyes: Good to hear that most of the damage was to your pride.
     
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    Thanks @IronButt70 I still had a firm grip on the front brake when I came to rest. The bike was not on top of my left leg so not sure when I left the seat. Funny thing was last week I had been practicing applying the brakes at speed to see how the ABS would feel in emergency situation. Going to give the bike a more thorough check over today.
     
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    Glad you are ok. Prayers for a rapid recovery.
     
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    Just normal reaction to grab the brakes. How many times have you seen cagers lose control when they slammed on the brakes at the first sign of trouble? Takes a lot of practice to rewire our brains on how to react on 2 wheels in an emergency situation.
     
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    It's never a case of 'IF',....It's always a case of 'WHEN',.......Good to know you are OK,.....reading your adventure I do see you made one major mistake Buddy,........The cardinal rule as it were,.......PROTECT THE BIKE!!!!!!!,.........You should have dived under it Buddy!!!:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;)

    (And Buddy,.....did you read Muz's comment about Summer is coming in three months!,:eek:,...sounds like he's put the bikes to bed!:confused:,..like them Yanks do!o_O,...I think the boy is getting soft, I really do,:(:oops: )
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    It sounds like it could have been a lot worse than it was. I hope your hip feels better soon.
     
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    Thanks @Warlock, I’m all good and just finished cleaning away the evidence and the Scout is all good!
     
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    Many thanks @Aargow, I’m all good thanks. This forum is awesome!
     
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    Sure glad Deb didn't have to kick your butt as well.:D
     
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    Debs in Auckland, I’m home alone-:)
     
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    Watch for burglars Buddy,....They pick on little boys,....:cool::cool::cool:
     
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    Wolfs looking after me-:)
     
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    It takes a long time to lick a burglar to death,.....
     

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