Red Echo

July 30, 2008

I just crashed my bike. Ow. I’m basically fine, though my knee hurts a bit from where I smacked it on the pavement. I was coming down the hill to turn left on Lake Washington Boulevard and the pavement got ever so slightly damp… sudden loss of traction, I tried to brake harder, fishtail, flop.



  1. Oh, Mars! I’m so sorry to hear that. I’m glad you’re okay! Any damage to the bike?

    Comment by You green-eyed so and so — July 30, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

  2. There are scrape marks in all the usual places – muffler, engine, bar ends, etc. I smashed the front turn signal and bent the rear rake pedal, and the bracket that holds the muffler and pegs is bent inward.

    Nothing, in other words, that will prevent me from going out riding again. Tonight. Dammit.

    Comment by mars — July 30, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  3. Yikes! I’m glad you’re OK!

    Comment by Christian — July 30, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

  4. Yowchie!

    Well, at least you got that over with, yeah?

    Comment by Dawn — July 31, 2008 @ 6:56 am