Monday, July 07, 2008

Down on 2 Wheels

I was on my way to work on my motorcycle this morning when I attempted to avoid some debris. The next thing I remember was feeling as though someone had pile-driven me into the ground. I pulled myself out from under my bike, stood up, and made sure I still had all my limbs. Then I looked at my bike. It was smoking. I stood it up, and dropped the kick stand. It wasn't too bad, other than some pretty deep scratches in the chrome. It started after a few tries. I noticed after I got it back on the road that the handlebars seemed a little twisted.

When I hit the ground, I heard all kind of cracking and popping in my bones. I just KNEW I was going to have a broken bone. Thankfully, I don't. I feel a little bruised and sore, but, other than a scrape on my leg, and a couple of small scrapes, I think I'm fine.

I hate that my bike got scratched up... the speedometer has some deep scratches in it. So does my left highway peg and mirror. I'll have to find out how bad the forks or handlebars are later. I just got back on it and rode to work. I almost went back to the house and got my truck.

I felt more stupid than hurt. My pants had grass and mud on the left leg. My bike had mud and grass all over it's left side. I'll probably be sore for a few days, though.



Blogger Amy said...


3:56 PM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Dang dude that sux to hear but i'm glad your ok

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony, a few days ago you posted “Sheesh”, and that would describe my feelings while reading about your accident. I’m glad you survived without broken bones. The road must have been wet and that caused the accident. You mentioned that you had mud on you. In that event, you’ve had rain in Selma that we sorely need where I live east of US231 between Montgomery and Wetumpka. I’m sure that Amy will give some TLC to any bruises and scratches you have.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony, I don’t know why but when I tried to post my comment that appears as being from Anonymous, above, using my Google/Blogger address and password, it wouldn’t post. It said that my password was incorrect, but it works on all blogs other than this one.

Don Seibold in Wetumpka. (email:

9:31 AM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

No, it wasn't rain, although it was very foggy. I was avoiding debris in the road and drove off the road surface onto grass. It was all dew-covered and I suppose both wheels lost traction immediately, sending me very rapidly to the ground.

Don, did you click the select circle beside the google/blogger option?

Jamie, thanks. I'm glad I'm ok, too.

7:13 AM  

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