Okay so I'm a completely new rookie (today was my fifth ride ever on a motorcycle of any kind) but have managed to make it without any severe issues, at least until today. I've been kind of nervous waiting for the first time I'd crash, mostly because I wanted to see how I'd handle it. But when it did happen, it was too funny not to share. i'm riding my Sherpco 125 (Piper) on the flat practicing using my rear brake when my foot slips off the peg and i got behind the throttle. My finger slipped off the clutch and I fell down onto the seatless seat part of the bike as it rockets forward for a good 15-20 feet (we later learned my throttle was possibly actually stuck open which is why i couldn't slow down or stop after the initial operator error). That part, not so funny. But the following is a conversation my brain had with itself as it was trying to survive the 4 to 5 seconds it took for the event to unfold: Sane part: Mike said when you start going too fast to grab your clutch to slow down and your brakes to stop. Panicked part: We're going too fast! Sane part: So grab your clutch! Panicked part: OH MY GOD that's a big log! Sane part: Swerve around the log. Panicked part: OH MY GOD ANOTHER LOG! Sane part: Then SWERVE AROUND THE LOG and GRAB YOUR CLUTCH! Panicked part: MADE IT!...but now we're headed toward the tractor. Sane part: Then grab the clutch. Panicked part: we're still headed toward the tractor and we're going really fast. Sane part: Then listen to me and GRAB YOUR CLUTCH!!!! Panicked part: we're still headed for the tractor...AND STILL GOING REALLY FAST!!! Sane part: GRAB THE CLUTCH! LET GO OF THE THROTTLE! HIT THE FRONT BRAKE! JUST DO SOMETHING!!!!! Panicked part: OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE TRACTOR'S RIGHT THERE! THERE'S A GIGANTIC TIRE AND ITS FULL OF CONCRETE AND ITS...RIGHT...THERE!!!! Sane part: BAIL BAIL BAIL!!!! Panicked part: ......too late..... Yeah that's right. Somehow in the middle of a wide open pasture me and the bike have managed to hit the one piece of farm equipment that was anywhere near the vicinity. And how do I react? I'm laughing hysterically. Because I'm fine. The bike's fine (I actually got back on and kept practicing my rear brake), and I've learned to NEVER EVER EVER let go of the clutch. And now I know...I've hit a tractor going full speed and survived. What could be scary after that?