i remember one crash i came flying out of a juction down hill and the gears popped into neutral,so i shut the throttle and it went back into gear again, locking the back wheel, and the bike went into rear wheel drift before throwing me off in front of it, then i remember see ]ing the bike flying over the top of me to land further down the road,s. bent bars and some scuffs and i just had some lite grazing and bruises. that was a lucky one.1985
unlike when i ended up in taunton hospital with a lacerated spleen from being forced of the road by a tanker in the rain on a winters morning in the dark 1992
ive been crashing on average once evry 6 months since i started riding 30 years ago and have only broke my tibia and fibia,collar bone x2,three teeth on two seperate occaisions and now my neck, the lacerated spleen incident and various grazes,scapes and countless bruises. yet have freinds riding the same length of time and not fallen off, i do tend to push the envelope a bit esp on slower bikes like not braking or slowing for roundabouts or corners so to keep my momentum going, and grinding has been a favorate pastime for quite a while.
the thing is with crashing advice is it can be cotradictory, take sammy miller in his autobiography he states he learned the safest thing was to stay with the bike for as long as possible, whereas i and alot of other prefer the bailout and roll method, still i suppose its horses for courses in the long run and fate plays a major part in my opinion.
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years