Be Very Careful on wet pavement!
Be very careful on wet pavement!
Hey people, I crashed my 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 on Friday, 4/19. I was coming up to a light that turned yellow. I was still far enough away that i should stop. I still had to stop hard... Bad idea! I was in 3rd gear. I pulled in the clutch and hit the brakes, didn't have time to downshift, once i applied brakes, it went down on my left side. The bike is actually ok, the engine guard did it's job, thankfully. I ended up riding it the 30 miles home. Then i went to the hospital cuz i was in a lot of pain. Turns out, I broke 2 ribs! Also bruised my shoulder and scraped up my elbow, even though i had armored gear on.
The point I'm trying to make is... Please be extra careful in the rain and on wet pavement! I'm paying the price cuz it hurts to do anything, including breathing! I already missed a VFW Rider's Group Group ride Saturday! I'm a little upset cuz i was doing so good. I put 20,000 miles on my Shadow in 1 year!