well how to say it. i just got home after spending 8 hrs in hospital. end result, no booze for at least 2 months and no contact sport for at least 4. was riding the border ranges today with some people, and on one downhill corner, hit a patch of particularily deep gravel and both wheels decided they were going to the right. the bike was pointing in the direction i wanted to go (i think) and the back wheel was loaded with power, but the bike wanted to go to the right. end result, buckled rear rim, broken rear fender, hole in front mudguard where stick 1" diameter went through whilst narrowly missing the oil cooler. thats all i noticed at the time. me, i cant move my left leg all that well at the hip cause apparently i did the splits trying to right the bike (dont remember that bit) chest hurts cause i copped the bars to them which has caused slight liver damage, but docs said it looks like its just bruised, hence the no booze or contact sports thing. musta also copped the end of a bar to the chin, cause i bit through my tongue all the way around so i cant really talk at the moment and cant eat cause i cant move my jaw. bikes been left at a farmhouse down there cause i got taken out by an ambo and parents met me at the hospital. going back next weekend to get it hopefully. it looks like the back of the bike hit the tree cause the backs pretty mangled. rear rims got a buckle in it about an inch wider then it usually sits and for about 6inches of the circumference. plus when i got up, (i think i blacked out, im not sure, wouldnt have been for long 10 secs max) the back wheel was against the tree and there was a fallen branch through the forks and front wheel that we had to get the park ranger to cut with a chainsaw to get the bike back onto the road. got some pics on my phone, but at the moment i cant be stuffed uploading them all, i will do it tomorrow or something.