Back in the saddle
Two months ago I was riding to San Diego to start an Iron Butt 50 CC ride across country when I became a victim of heat stroke. I wish I could tell you what itís like to fall off an LT at 70mph with the cruise control set, but that little part of my accident is nowhere to be found between my ears. I would love to also say that I was wearing my Aerostich suit along with a full face helmet, but that would be a lie. I was wearing jeans, long sleeve T-shirt, and an illegal Nazi style helmet. When I awoke face down in a bush my helmet was off my head and about 50 feet away. The bike was in the opposite direction about 20 feet away. To make a long story short, I walked away from the crash pretty much unscathed. The bike is another story. It turns out that it doesnít take much to total out an LT. From what I saw and can remember of the bike it looked like mostly damage to the tupperware and the mirrors were gone. Granted I wasnít 100% when I saw it, but the insurance company totaled out it pretty quickly. Besides being lucky in the accident, I had replacement coverage for the bike, so this coming Wednesday Iím picking up a new Magnesium Black 2006 K1200LT. Life is good!