So glad you didn't get hurt! I on the other hand am a short girl and only get my toes on the ground when I ride my F650GS. I have found, however that my couple pairs of 3 1/2" heeled boots do better for me because I can leverage the bike better with my whole foot touching the ground, even if its only on a 1" wide heel. The best part of that was that you had no witnesses. It's usually the pride that hurts the most!