A cautionary tale for all fellow riders - AGAT and avoid rush hour! This past Friday I was passing through Des Moines, IA on the way to spend the weekend with my daughters family when i was involved in a multi car accident Driver in far right lane crossed 3 lanes of traffic and pulled in front of the truck in front of me. i swerved onto the left breakdown lane to avoid the truck, the car tailgating me did the same thing and almost rear ended me. to avoid getting run over I attempted to split the space between the truck and overtaking car. clipped the left rear bumper of the truck and went down.. Net result - broken left hand, broken right kneecap and my '06 Vstrom 650 ist kaput! I'm most pissed about my bike. Being semi retired, not sure I can afford to replace her.