Well, FacePlant is the forum you read but hope to never add to. Thank God it was what it was. It could've been much worse. As I type this, my shattered Left foot is elevated, in a splint, on Rx meds for pain, hobbling away summer... 11 days ago-During a 1000 mile long ride, I went down on a completely, non-descript, flat dirt road. Sure, there was previous rain which belied the dry surface on the dirt but nothing of any significance or so I thought. My Garmin was changing map sets, so, going about 25mph, I sat down on my seat to verify we were still on the right road, I put my eyes briefly on the GPS, the rear wheel got in a slight 2" rut, I slightly give a little more throttle, the next thing I know, the rut got a bit deeper, moisture under the top layer of dirt was more significant, the rear tire just like ice slid out from under me. Again, going only 20ish, this wasn't even a "whoa" scary moment. It just zipped out, I couldn't save it, and was just going to belly flop in the soft grass. I was simply going to hop off. No biggie. I've had to hop off bikes numerous times before. But... This time... As I am hoping off, the left latch on my Gaerne Adv boot caught the side of the bike. 1 in a million shot. As I hop off, my left foot snatched the bag, the bike rolls on at 25mph . Nothing between me and a fully loaded 500 pound klr but my soft fleshy ankle. Full subluxation with a shattered tibia, fibula & talus bone. Trimalleolar fracture. Far out. Talk about a magic BB. What could I have done differently? 1. Stop. I should have simply stopped. Even at 20mph on a relatively safe flat dirt road. I should have stopped, put it in neutral and studied the GPS. 2. Heavier MX boot. I wish that I would have been wearing an AlpineStar tech10 boot. I know that my Gaerne ADV boots do not have the structural stability to have protected my ankle. Even though it has a steel shank,steel toe, heel cup, and shin bash plate, it doesn't have the lateral support that a heavier MX boot would have provided. If anything, it would have just been a sprain or strain and not a severe, exorcist style head spinning icky mess. Ride safe. I was riding AT(good enough)GATT. I always ride safe, hiviz gear, boots, gloves, armor etc. In recap- 1. Stopping, I didnt stop because i didnt want to "lose good time." Now, days, weeks & a projected 3 more months later, what time was I actually saving by trying to look at my tiny 2" GPS screen while going only 20mph? 2. MX boot- The cost of those heavier expensive boots would have been well worth the medical costs. Sidi crossfire, gearne 12 or AlpineStar tech10. Cost a hellovalot less than 1 month off of work, a 5,000 deductible, pain & misery, Rx, arthritis as an old man, crutches, pins, 13 screws, a rod, plate... Etc etc... Just get the beefiest MX boot you can. I was told by other guys but thought my hybrid boots were "good enough."