Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Oh Shit.

On the way to work this beautiful morning I happened to witness a man? on a motor bike coming around the corner towards me and what I can only assume fairly fast. He got the bike to almost lie down.... 'bloody ell' I thought as the machine screeched along the tarmac.. which quickly turned into a louder screech of metal actually draggin across the road, he was lying down almost makin love to the road..at which point I thought he's not going to make the corner... and he didn't make the corner. His, what I assume must have been his exhaust pipe dragged over the surface of the road throwing him off it,... it then spun toward the curb...mounted the curb...ending up in the ditch. The guy followed via his leathers and rolled over several times with the speed of which he fell off the bike, coming to a halt just a few feet away from his now dented bike. I couldn't believe my eyes... this all happened less than 10 foot of me... I slowed down pedaling.
I rushed over to him. He did get up quite calmly removed his lid, unzipped his jacket and I said to him. ' You OK?' he was OK but I'm thinking his bike wasn't OK! I asked him how he was thinking of retrieving his bike. He pulled out a mobile phone and starting ringing his mate.. who'd apparently got a trailer. Judging by the state of his leathers, which by the way might have been expensive, they usually are.. they were wrecked, but better the second skin being leather rather than his own skin...ouch! He had a very lucky escape... indeed!

12 comments:

nitebyrd said...

I'm glad to hear he was okay. Better he mourn the loss of his bike than him being mourned.

(See! this is why I don't like bikes! :P)

Red Shoes said...

I experienced something SO similar to this. I always wondered about way bikers tended to wear leathers. What you saw was explained to be as being the reason. It really seems to work.

That's why I don't like bikes either.

~shoes~

W said...

And that's why we, as motorcyclist, always preach "dress like your going to crash".

I'm glad he was ok.

Indi said...

nitebyrd ~ that's one way of looking at it I guess... ;-P


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Indi said...

Shoes ~ Even in boiling hot weather I wear ALL my protective gear, it's the armour to keep away the gods... my life on earth aint done yet.... ;)


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Indi said...

W ~ well I've never heard of it that way before, dress like you're ging to crash... ride to live-live to ride yeah? Safe roads for you my friend, I'moff to Europe on mine in 8 weeks time...


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The Savage said...

I'm loving the new look of your blog.
I'm also glad he was okay. I'm sure his friends won't let him live it down.... leathers or not.

Indi said...

Savvy ~ Yeah he was very lucky, obviously the gods were on his side that day... when I have all my bike gear on I'm sweltering in this heat, but it's there for a reason.. besides I look HOT!! SEXY!! S........AFE!! Thanks re blog, felt like a change... brings out the real Indi... (((MWUAH)))

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Isha Ethera Tirawa said...

Awesome post. :)
Loved that!

Just telling it like it is said...

p.s. I love the new boobage

Indi said...

Isha Ethera Tirawa ~ Hi ;) thank you and welcome


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Indi said...

Just telling it like it is ~ Just for you babe... full frontal does it for me >;)


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