I was 80% finished with a down-hill switchback when I looked over the edge to my forward and to my right and said, "Wow, don't want to go there!" And I promptly went there. I wanted to slow down, so I hit the brakes. That stood my bike up, and I couldn't get it to turn. So off the edge I went. The bike went down about 10 feet and hit a tree, and I went down on my stomach next to it until I skidded to a stop. The only damage was my glove palm was gone on my left hand. Not a scratch on me, really. I was sore on Sunday, but *knock on wood* all good to go. I'm extremely fortunate. The left side of my S100XR is completely thrashed. Everything just scoured away. I bought it in August from the dealer. Fortunately, we weren't far from on of the other rider's house, so he got his truck and trailer and we took the BMW to the dealership directly. It runs, and the instrument cluster lights up and works, but we'll see what they say. I remember consciously screaming inside my head "Why won't you turn?!?!! Why won't you turn!?!!!?". The things I did wrong: 1) Target fixation 2) Not looking completely through the curve (see #1) 3) Hitting the front brakes (on the bike, they're grabby compared to my 650) Things I did right: 1) Wasn't speeding 2) ATGATT saved my skin, literally 3) My fat belly paid off! From this forum, I have read there are two kinds of bikers, those who have crashed and those who will. Well, it was my turn.