Got together with the usual suspects for a little adventure riding today. Met at Matto's Cycle in Pottsville, PA at 9AM. It would be a day that will not be soon forgotten. Moto Mike, KTM 640 Adventure, he just picked it up on Monday. Brand spanking new, like 50 miles on it. Uncle Robert, KTM 950 Adventure, toasted Pirelli MT21 on the front. Jim Thorpe Dave, KTM 950 Adventure, brand new Pirelli MT21's and anxious to try them. Nightstalker, KTM 950 Adventure, with camera in hand. Here we are, preparing to depart. Close up of Moto Mike and that shiny new 640. Uncle Robert's toasted MT21 on the front. His back tire looked in suprisingly good shape. We stop for a pee break at a split in the trail. Jim Thorpe Dave takes off down the trail and a minute or so later I follow with Moto Mike behind. Meanwhile, Dave had turned around and was heading back to the split. There was a slight bend in the trail and we didn't see each other until it was too late. 950 on 950 head on collision! The aftermath. My bike. With gas drooling from the right tank. Jim Thorpe Dave's bike. The impact bent his key! Dave thinks that the visor on my helmet caught him in the eye. That's going to hurt. Post crash inspection revealed that JT Dave's front tire caught me right behind the front wheel. Punctured my tank and bent up some stuff under the skin on my bike. I don't think the forks are supposed to go to the left like that. Mike and Robert took my key! Apparently, I kept asking Dave what happed to his bike over and over again. I remembered having the head on collision, but I couldn't believe the amount of damage to his bike and the apparent lack of damage to my bike. We're trying to figure out how the heck we're going to get Dave's bike out. So we call Bud Matto of Matto's Cycle in the middle of a Sunday morning. He's says meet him at the nearest road and he'll be down to pick up Dave's KTM. I had been planning to ride my bike back to Matto's for a post crash inspection and repair, however, my compatriots had other plans. Once Matto got to us, my bike was also loaded and Dave and I received first class accomodations back to Matto's in the official Matto Pace Truck. We were all really bummed that our day ended soon after it started and in tragic circumstances. Fortunately neither Dave or I received any serious injuries and we'll be back out there as soon as we get all the insurance stuff straightened out.