Better believe it. I pride myself in being one of the safest and skilled machine operators out there and in preventing an accident, I still tumbled on concrete over 4 times at about 30 miles an hour.
Nope…it’s not fun.
Yes, during some of those split seconds, you feel as if you're superhuman and attempt stop yourself from tumbling. Guess again! I tried stopping myself from tumbling and I strained my left calf muscle. In the process, I lost my left shoe and gave that up.
After tumbling into a skid, I finally noticed my motorcycle skidding besides me at about the same speed before we came to a slow stop against a curb.
I actually felt like I had a relationship with that bike at the moment. It’s headlights were looking directly into my eyes.
What happened Julio??? Well, in my attempt to avoid a read ending accident against a cab that suddenly stepped on their brakes for whatever reason, I managed to maneuver away while locking the front wheel with the brakes. From there, the bike danced and before you know it, I was tumbling on the concrete pavement with my Honda.
I’m pretty experienced with NYC riding, but this was just something else.
To be brutally honest, I’m more than sure that I would have avoided everything if my CBR had ABS. Upon purchasing my next bike in the future, ABS will be a requirement.
Luckily, I walked away with a number of open wounds and a calf strain. I’m beyond glad that I did not break any bones, or face any damages to my head or nervous system. Experience attained. Rider Level Up.
Well, there you have it. Holy smokes! What an experience. Be safe out there my fellow bikers.
As for drivers, please pay attention to what you’re doing. Don’t be selfish on the road. The road is a community, not your playground for life threatening mistakes.
- Julio Caezar