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wiseblood 12-21-2012 05:29 AM

Wet Leaves Non-Epic Fail
This morning. In the rain. In the early-morning dark. In the alley behind my house, after a journey of 40 feet. Estimated speed: 0.8 mph. Front tire, meet pile of soaking leaves. Slide to the left, fall to the right. Feel stupid.




wiseblood 12-21-2012 05:35 AM

Lesson learned
As stupid as this sounds, and as non-impactful as this crash was, there was a lesson in there: Don't be distracted! I was thinking about work, thinking about a small argument I had just had with my wife, and worrying about as-of-yet un-purchased Christmas gifts. I was listening to music, and still adjusting my gear.

Without a doubt, if I had cleared my head and focused on pulling out of the driveway, I wouldn't have fallen at all. :deal

No injury (ATGATT) and no damage beyond a tiny scuff on my right mirror backing.

The Jerk 12-27-2012 06:09 PM

Don't do that.

ragtoplvr 12-27-2012 06:53 PM

Center stands, wet leaves, wet grass clippings, and a garden hose (they roll) are all things that have in the past caused an embarrassing drop.

or assume normal resting position.


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