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Hi all, some may have seen this in the brissy riders thread already.

A quick ride to Woodford Queensland on a perfect day, on roads we frequent.

We were having a great run on neurum road and copped quite a bit of traffic (it was a saturday) this road is a bit thin, few potholes, but most of the time cars move over for you.

Today not many did so we were on the edge a bit. Anyway, there was a break in the traffic, sitting at speed limit when i clipped a pothole and the last thing i know i got a bit of a tank slap, then i remember my fiance telling me not to move i will be ok.

Next i remember the ambulance guys saying they have to cut my leathers off (Chris said he laughed as i proceeded to tell the ambo's not to cut them as i have street cred now, He knew i was ok then lol)
Anyways, I ended up with sever bruising and a broken wrist. i dont remember much but chris saw the bike flipping and me hitting the road. Luckily i didnt slide into anything and all the traffic had passed.

Turns out the pothole popped the front tyre, then the rim bit into the bitumen, folded and locked up the front and flipped me off.

Just putting this out there for everyone to be careful as we all are anyway.

I really don't think anything could have prevented this but you just never know whats ahead.

Time for new bike shopping!!! It sux because i really liked this bike.
Still deciding what i will get.






 

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Sorry about the accident and glad to see your injuries weren't serious. I agree not much you can do about potholes. Poor Brutie....
 

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:jsm::jsm: can that really happen?? What a shame for your bike. Get well soon.
 

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Bloody hell Matey! :jsm: Well done to have only a busted wrist, as you say the bike can be and will be replaced, you only have 8 lives left now :bawling: Any chance of a claim against the pothole owners? The local council perhaps? Are you sure it was only a pothole? Not one of those bloody big bauxite mines you got out there?
 

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Gee mate, that's not good. Get well soon.
 

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Wow. Get well soon. As far as a new bike how about the F3?
 

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Hey Donna,
Glad you're doing well. The boost in street cred will give you a much faster recovery than normal.
With all the unseasonally heavy down pours we've been getting over the last few months there are huge pot holes everywhere.
Good luck with picking a new bike. I hope you stay with the MV marque
 

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Most girls would say thats it no more riding bikes, I wish you many more years of safe riding.
 

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WOW :jsm: :wtf:

Even though I have seen this in the other Brizzy thread, I am still shocked and amazed!

I wish you a speedy recovery, and admire your desire to get back on the pony mvious001 :yo:

My work mate, did the same thing on his Kwaka 6, on the same roads. It was the last straw for him, sold his bike, and now rides a postie :jsm:
I'll see if I can get a pic to post of his collapsed front rim. No crash, close, but he reckons his nuts hit the tank so hard, its a wonder they didn't turn black!!! Being an F4 rider.........I took his word for it :naughty:

With more rain on the way, I don't think the roads are going to improve any.......

But hey, the silver lining of this horrid story is a new bike :mouthwate and some street cred leathers :stickpoke :laughing:
 

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Geez, Sorry to hear about this! Glad your injuries weren't any worse though.

Here's to a speedy and full recovery.
 

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:jsm::jsm:

Holy shit!!! :(
That sucks but at least you're "ok".
Heal up quickly and start searching for another Brutie :brutale:

Breaks my heart to see that Brutie like that :bawling:
 

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You are so bloody lucky. You could have done that to an F4 and that would be awful. ; )

Seriously tho..Holy Cow you gave that pot hole one hell of a wack and I'm glad you landed safely ( relatively )

This is something we all have to watch out for. I know in the UK the road maintenance is getting poorer and poorer as money gets tighter so hole in the road are going to become a bigger issue in future ..

recover well and fast

joe
 

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Ouch that's a massive impact! All the best for a speedy recovery and enjoy the search for a new bike.

Gotta love the goat tracks that they pass off as roads in some parts of Aus, you'd think with all the revenue raising of the speed cameras they'd be silky smooth by now!
 

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Damn, guess its a good thing you fared as well as you did with the damage like that. Did you sing "I believe I can fly.." on the way?

Glad your OK that pot hole must have been HUGE
My thought. Here in the states there are policies regarding these. A friend hit a pretty bad one on the highway (in a car) and it did the same thing to his wheel and messed up his steering the the local govt compensated him. I know we have insurance for these things but it doesnt hurt to ask and it might help keep it off of your insurance (or supplement it).
 
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