"Please keep this forum about actual get-offs. Either your own, or someone else's, as long as it's of interest to the ADVrider community. No gore, near misses, etc." OK, so no gore and no near miss - FULL CONTACT!!! I got this hot new look over Thanksgiving weekend Nov 23-25, 2007 After the 24th Annual LA-Barstow-Vegas Dist37-AMA 2007 Dual Sport Ride. Ride all the roughest stuff in the desert and get out on a dry lakebed and crash!!! I was a participant in the Dist-37 AMA Adventure Motorcycle Rally Nov 23-25 riding my big KTM 950ADV. Finished the event, some 500+ miles and had a blast! Great riding with only 10 miles of tarmac and the rest off-road and tons of photos!!! I created a post specifically of the ride here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/la-b...s-1-bmw1150gs-nov-23-25-dust-magazine.289466/ On the way home on Sunday, through the desert, I went down hard in a dry lakebed just outside of Baker, California. Luckily I was riding with my buddy Chad of Dust Magazine. What happened? I actually took the image, but I do not remember taking the image. Chad said I got up after the crash and took a couple of images, this being one. Look close and you will see a dark horizontal line [through the chest of Chad standing back there] that is where my bike went air born. The dry lake has a "cut-out" road, which I did not see. It dropped down about a foot and as wide as a single blade bulldozer. We where blasting across the lake bed and I drove right across this "cut-out", bike dropped down into it, preloading the suspension and flew out the other side, suspension un-compressing and unloading me at the same time - flying into the air I went! I landed in the area in the foreground. I actually road my bike some 15-miles to Baker where Chad and Mark, both of Dust Magazine, had me leave my bike in a safe location and they transported me back home. While on the way home, it was the Dust To Glory scene... where's my bike, where's my bike, where's my bike??? I forgot the events up to the accident and had not recollection of the crash, yeap, and some short-term memory loss. Doctors where amazed: I'm not dead, not paralyzed and have full function of all my toes and fingers!!! Just a little broke down right now... See neck brace: I will be wearing this for about six months. I'm going stir crazy already, but doing anything and everything IS HARD! Sleeping is HARD as I cannot LAY DOWN!!! I have been sitting up for a week - trying to sleep! Three weeks now - still sitting up to sleep!!! My spirit is not broken. I will ride motorcycles again - off-road an all. I will be back to work, that will be the easy. I just have to get my body back in service. One step at a time!!! Read the full ride report - IT WAS WAY FUN!!!: LA-Barstow-Vegas Dist37-AMA 2007, 2-KTMLC8ADV's & 1-BMW1150GS Nov 23-25 DUST Magazine http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289466 Then you can check my GravelCrew GCRad1 - My KTM950ADV story + upgrades thread and look at the double summersault results to the bike and parts and such: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247585 Accident stuff starting at middle/end of page #9. Just know, the 950ADV started off looking NICE like this!!! Thanks to my safety gear: Fox Helmets | Troy Lee Designs Body Armor & knee Pads | Scott Boots & Goggles!!! It could have been a lot worse! Troy Lee Designs LEAT Brace - NEXT!