Had a get off on the 4th on my 01 Tiger. I was following a buddy through a gravel road in St. Charles county Mo. We went through 2 low water bridges that were dry and the 3rd was around a corner with 2 inches of flowing water coated in a nice thick layer or algae. The dip to the bridge was about 3 feet on the side that I approached. My rear tire started to slide slightly to the right for which I quickly overcorrected and my front end slid out leaving me laying on my left side covered in frog shit with a throbbing in my knee. I'd crossed plenty of low water bridges this year, mostly in the spring, when there was no algae growth and mostly on my DRZ, which isn't as top heavy as the tiger. Be particularly careful with these in late spring through fall as algae is as slick as wet ice.. :eek1 I was following a guy on an 800 Vulcan, so not expecting any gravel or off road so I'd opted for the draggin jean, older style and not something with knee armor. My knee was badly bruised, but nothing broken. Just enough to keep me off the dirt bike for the weekend and stop my running regimen for a while. The kevlar inside the older Draggin Jeans actually scraped up my knee. It did a great job of not wearing through, but the kevlar itself rubbing against a scraped knee felt like sandpaper on an open wound. The newer kevlar used in similar jeans is much softer to the touch. My Olympia mesh jacket did a great job of cushioning the blow to elbow and shoulder and my helmet never touched the concrete. Stopped off at an urgent care after lunch, just to get checked out.