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May 14, 2009

My poor bike

Filed under: driving in LA,general topics — Tags: , — admin @ 11:16 pm
I bought my Harley Dyna Super Glide back at the very end of July 2008. I rode it pretty consistently back and forth from work since about September without incident, taken it on a few dates with Nickey, and one long local trip about a month ago. I’ve never even dropped it. How quickly things changed…. Two weeks ago from tomorrow (Friday) I was in an accident that ended up totaling the motorcycle. A car pulled out in front of me and stopped while I was going about 40 mph.

I had pictured this scenario many times in my head, and it never ended well. Broken bones, bad road rash, major destruction. Somehow none of that really happened. I slammed on the brakes, the bike dropped on the left side and slid into the front of the car that was blocking my path. I landed on my left elbow and put a hole in it about the size of a quarter surrounded by road rash, sprained my ankle pretty bad, bruised my ribs and scuffed up my knees. I’m still amazed that it wasn’t worse.

I really miss my bike and can’t wait to get back on one. I have a brand new denim black Street Bob on the way that is expected to arrive on the 20th, but I won’t be able to pick it up until my claim is fulfilled with Harley financing. Hopefully that will be done by early next week. I’m going to have to wait a few days after I can pick it up because I’m going to have some upgrades done on it before it leaves the dealership.

Here are some pics –

This was taken just hours after the accident

This was taken just hours after the accident

tank, mirror, turn signal, handlebars messed up

tank, mirror, turn signal, handlebars messed up

The case was cracked and mangled

The case was cracked and mangled

This is what I'm waiting on to be delivered - click for a larger picture

2009 Street Bob in denim black. This is what I'm waiting on to be delivered - click for full size

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