Fall on gravel in a curve ....

Steve Northrop blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Sun Aug 5 17:00:11 PDT 2007

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, both you and the GPZ!

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barblan" <barblan at gmx.ch>
To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 6:47 AM
Subject: Fall on gravel in a curve ....

> Guys
> Friday at about 11 o'clock it was my time:
> in a curve - I know that road very well - there was sand and hardly 
> visible sand on a stretch of about 6 m.
> At about 7O km/h I had absolutely no chance of avoiding a fall. Everything 
> happened very fast. The bike slipped away under me, cleared the path (took 
> away the fence) and we both went down into a donkey meadow.
> The donkeys were at the other end. We also missed the telephone pole.
> I got up. No really harmful damage, just a couple of scratches and bruises 
> (I was wearing good protective gear). Of coarse I was shaken but actually 
> a wasn't even really upset.
> The bike is an other story. I don't now jet whether it can be fixed. The 
> upper fairings are both damaged beyond repair, so is the handlebar and the 
> bar at the rear, where the light and all the plastic are also shot. Motor 
> is still running, but I couldn't get the gears into neutral.
> The bike is now at the shop. Martin is going to do an estimation over the 
> weekend. I'll tell you more once I have the number ...
> All in all:
> Every one of us knows this is a risk we take.
> I consider myself very lucky to be practically unharmed!
> A guardian angel must have been watching me!
> Itches: my pride and my purse ...
> Ride safely! And wear protective gear!!!
> All the best!
> George, bruised, damaged black GPZ 

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