Wet Leaves Non-Epic Fail

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by wiseblood, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    This morning. In the rain. In the early-morning dark. In the alley behind my house, after a journey of 40 feet. Estimated speed: 0.8 mph. Front tire, meet pile of soaking leaves. Slide to the left, fall to the right. Feel stupid.

    :muutt

    :lol3

    :freaky
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  2. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    As stupid as this sounds, and as non-impactful as this crash was, there was a lesson in there: Don't be distracted! I was thinking about work, thinking about a small argument I had just had with my wife, and worrying about as-of-yet un-purchased Christmas gifts. I was listening to music, and still adjusting my gear.

    Without a doubt, if I had cleared my head and focused on pulling out of the driveway, I wouldn't have fallen at all. :deal

    No injury (ATGATT) and no damage beyond a tiny scuff on my right mirror backing.
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  3. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    Don't do that.
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  4. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Center stands, wet leaves, wet grass clippings, and a garden hose (they roll) are all things that have in the past caused an embarrassing drop.

    or assume normal resting position.

    Rod
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