Sadly my bike wasn't the only casualty of yesterdays crash. My Arai Chaser took a nasty crack on the top of the head which wasn't helped as I slid face first through the gravel for several feet following the bike (I even have this on film) to a stop, destroying the tinted visor that I liked so much in the process. The helmet was coming towards the end of its suggested five year life span anyway and I was planning on retiring it at the end of the year anyway, but it's still annoying thou.
My leathers, boots and gloves ( I was wearing some Alpinestar GP Pro gloves that I have been testing) all got scuffed and except for a minor puncture on the inside right leg of the leathers, they all did their job. To say thanks, I'm going to clean off all that Kent dust over the weekend.
I was filming the day with my HD Drift Ghost camera, which, as the circuit goes clockwise, I had mounted on the doomed right fairing panel.
Now onto me. I managed to ride home without any serious physical discomfort yesterday, staying in the saddle for just over an hour, but this morning it felt like I had really been in a fight. I had a dull headache, both sides of my neck felt sore and stiff, the graze on my leg was feeling a bit raw, my right wrist had started hurting and my ribs hurt when I sneezed.
As my parents told me during childhood, 'if you fall down, you have to get back up' I wasn't going to allow yesterdays accident from stopping me riding to work. I rode in very carefully and it took next to no time to find a riding position that didn't agitate my injuries. During the day I was curious as to why my right leg had started to hurt, so when I got home I took off my leathers and had a look. I found two very, very large bruises at the bottom of my right thigh, which are already practically black and I have no idea what part of the bike hit me there. Looks like a run on Saturday morning is out of the question then. Now where is my Xbox controller.