Well, I have totaled two LTs.
The first one was at about 45 MPH, best my doctor can guess is that I got dehydrated, stopped for lunch and only had fries and a Coke. She said that was about the worst thing I could have done, salt and caffeine. About 10 minutes later I was waiting on the ambulance, with 5 broken ribs, three fractured vertebrae, a shattered shoulder, and hemmoraged retinas. The worst injury accident of my life.
The second one I still do not know what the heck happened! Something distracted me, or I just "phased out" for a couple seconds, and ran off the main pavement onto the paved shoulder of Interstate 8, near Gila Bend, AZ. Unfortunately I hit the only torn up spot of the shoulder for miles, and went down on the highway at over 80 MPH! After getting out of the hospital in Phoenix, my wife and I went back by the spot on the way back home to San Diego, and the torn up spot was the only bad section of the shoulder for MILES! If not for that bad spot I likely would just have slowed down and got back onto the main pavement when clear. Luck of the draw I guess.
I tumbled down the pavement for about 75 yards according to witnesses. Did not even loose consciousness, unlike the first accident. Broke bones in my left hand, and a couple broken ribs, a little road rash on my nose and upper lip, but came out pretty well considering the viciousness of the accident. It has been 2 1/2 years since, and I STILL am sad to have lost the bike. It was my best friend. Did not even get to tell it goodbye!