So, last week on my way to work around 6;30a the unfortunate thing happened - dropped my bike as I went down. Heading up the local fwy (405 LA area) and splitting lanes at about 45-50 mph the front tire slipped in the yellow lane and it was too quick for me to recover so I went down as well.
Luckily the car behind me and next to me stopped and I had all me gear on, minus the pants, so my knees are f'd up, but not broken (had jeans on).
The bike runs but there is a small whining noise when I hit the gas - i will have it checked out once I'm back to 100%, still recovering from road rash but I'm hoping to be good and back on my bike by this weekend or next.
I believe my gear did it's job in protecting me, as I rolled about 4-5 times on the asphalt - very unforgiving!
Helmet - HJC full faced.
Gloves - AS SP-2000
Jacket - Joe rocket.
Jeans - Levi's 505; they look more fashionable now with holes and tears.
Now, i'm pissed about my bike..here are some pics. Won't post pics of my knees as they're nasty, but I'm hoping to replace the scratched parts but I can't find them online. Do you guys know where I can buy them? see pics.
Be careful, wear your gear and be safe guys! I'm glad that that's all that happened to me as it could've been much worse.