by Harleycat - Posted Sun September 23, 2007 @ 9:40 AM
Those were hubby's first words to me when I picked up the phone last night about 6PM. "Hi, I'm OK". You know what the next words were, "I went down". He was in an accident. He was breaking, slowing for a turn and the next thing he knew the bike went out from under him and he and the bike slid. He clipped another rider who also went down.
He's banged up, road rash, cuts and bruises, mostly on his right side. He says his head never hit the ground and he was protected by the engine guards on his bike (a big touring model) and he did have jeans and boots on. His t-shirt was ripped to shreds and his back was all scratched up.
The other guy is OK with only minor damage to his bike. His bike is still rideable but hubby's is not. The front fender is damaged, the right saddle bag and the tour pak. He doesn't think there's any engine damage.
The bike is on it's way back to NY and hubby remained in Delaware, someone loaned him a bike to come home on. His plan is to stay there today for the races but that may change when he wakes up today and really sees how much pain he's in. Of course, he refused to go to the hospital but I'm going to insist he see the doctor tomorrow.
Luckily we have full coverage on the bike which will cover his damage and his friend's. When it rains, it pours in our family!