i was riding a yamaha 350 bout 15 years ago
i overtook 2 cars when the bike started a tank slapper
i was doing 90mph at the time and i knew i had to accelerate to get out of the tank slapper.
i fought it for what seemed like a life time but eventually lost the fight.
i reckon i was doing around 120mph when i was threw off the front of the bike.
the best way to decribe the accident is, the extreme skiers that try to ski down a frigging mountain and mess up then they ragdoll down the mountain,
well i ragdolled for about 100yards.
i actually bounced down the road, the 3 people in the cars behind me said i was getting heights of about 6/7 feet.
the whole time i was trying to keep my arms and legs in tight but the forces were to great and i must have looked like a star fish.
at one point i thought i had came to a stop because i was on my hands and knees but then i noticed the grass verge going past me at about 30mph, then
i was tossed back into the air and i suddenly thought, i am gonna die here, i didnt have time to think of my daughter nor did my life flash in front
of my eyes. i dont know if i blacked out at that stage but the next thing i remember was, i was running down the road to get the bike (it had dropped
onto its left hand side and slide down the road, lucky bike ^^) because i remembered a car coming the other way and i didnt want him driving over it
(my mind was not working to well).
anyway, everybody stopped and was amazed that i was still living never mind running, i rode the bike (yes i know) back to work and the pains started,
my hands were black, gloves were in pieces, i had road rashes all over me, i was only wearing work clothes, helmut and gloves, my padded work shirt
had burn marks on it, my trainers were wore threw and hanging in bits. then i started to struggle breathing so i knew i had to visit the hospital.
i had broke ribs and they also found 3 breaks in my neck, so i spent the night with my head taped to the bed.
they done CAT scans the next day and they said the neck was broken at an earlier accident.
yes i suffer very bad joint pains now and i have a fair bit of arthritis
i was a speed freak in my early days and i am suffering badly now
that was my last accident and i have never rode a bike since
i still miss the excitment of bikes but the pains keep reminding me what can happen................
funny thing is
i KNEW i would never die on a motorbike, dont ask me how i knew but i did.