I've had my cb500x for just over a year and put 12k on it. I rode it out from MA to Colorado this summer and have spent as much time as possible on it exploring Denver and all local access to the Rockies. This past Sunday I headed out to explore Colorado 67 and smaller roads to get from Sedalia to Conifer. Weather was clear, road were dry and I was enjoying leaning into the turns. I came down a hill into a blind corner, marked with a 10 or 15 mph sign. I applied a good bit of brake going into the corner, and as soon i was in the corner, bam the bike was down and I was tangled up and sliding with it. I knew immediately something was wrong with my right ankle. It was pointed a weird way and I didn't have much movement. After a couple seconds of trying to move it around there was a "pop" and suddenly it seemed to be back in the right position. I was able to get up and walk on it to get out of the road. A couple in a car behind me pulled over and helped pull the bike out of the road and stop other cars until I was out of the road. I had a good bit of rash along my right side and my ankle ballooned up immediately. I spent some time limping around, examining the bike and trying to decide whether I could get the bike and myself home on my own. The local fire department showed up and asked whether I needed an ambulance. I demonstrated I was able to walk and told them I was going to ride the bike back. They pointed out a gravel washout across the road on the corner, and as I was collecting myself another bike went past and slid his front wheel but kept the bike up. I got myself on the bike, tested the remains of the front and rear brake levers and had a very unpleasant 30 mile ride back into Denver. I tripled my following distance and spent most of my time planning stops to land on my left foot. I made it back, and got a ride to the ER. XRAY showed a fractured distal fibula and I likely have a good bit of ligament damage. The bike made it out with minimal damage. Broken front and rear brake levers, and the windshield came off but did not break. I ground down a good bit of the Rally Raid skidplate but it saved the engine and plastics. Scraping on my pelican case and muffler, and on the fork bottom. I'm pretty pissed at myself for messing up. I have definitely noticed myself pushing the limit on corners on canyon and mountain roads out here, it's one of my favorite aspects of riding. I find I've often ridden right to the edge of the rear tire on a ride through the twisties. While I was off the front brake by the time I was in the corner, I braked later than I should have and likely still had excess weight on the front of the bike. It was my first time on this road and I went into a blind corner with stupid assumptions about conditions. I've been riding for nearly 10 years, and the risks are always in my mind when I get on the motorcycle. I believe that nearly all motorcycle accident can be prevented by the rider, regardless of the actions of other drivers. All the gear I was wearing prevented further injury. There are some lights scratches on my helmet but there was no impact with the ground. I was wearing a competition leather vanson model b and you can barely see the scratches on it. My arm has slight burns on the elbow from the heat but it saved me a ton of rash. gloves saved my hands. I was wearing chippewa leather workboots which took a ton of abrasion as saved my ankle from a ton of cutting and abrasion. I will be buying rigid motorcycle boots after this, I suspect that could have prevented nearly all the ankle damage. I was wearing a new pair of levis which shredded and provided no protection. I will be buying riding pants. What I learned: slow down, atgatt, could've been worse. Be safe out there!