I took a scary fall off my motorcycle and luckily sustained a minimal amount of injuries. I was doing some maintenance on my Ninja 650r and typically after doing any chain lubing or tension adjusting I take it for a spin around the parking lot in my apartment complex. I took a left turn and the rear wheel spun out to the right. The bike high sided and threw me off the bike like a rag doll. I instinctively stretched my hands out to brace myself, my right knee slammed down, and my chest and followed causing my face to whiplash into the pavement.
This would have been trivial if I was wearing gear because I was traveling around 15MPH. But I wasn’t wearing my gear. This is in fact the only time I don’t wear gear, when riding around the parking lot to see how the bike rides after maintenance. The following video was taking about an hour after the incident:
I hope this serves as a reminder to people about the risks of riding without protective gear. In the spirit of reinforcing the motorcycle safety mantra, “All The Gear All The Time” (ATGATT) I hope this candid video convinces those who think about compromising safety for the sake of comfort.
I am doing much better and healing up pretty quickly. Thank you all for the support and wishes to get better. It’s really been overwhelming.
Ride safe everyone.