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Had a minor heart attack

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Om my way home this afternoon, I almost had a non r heart attack and a seizure at the same time.

I felt like riding and took the loooong way home. I am pretty comfortable with the road and I know all the corners like the back of my hand. So... I just starting to slow down to take this one corner (almost a hairpin bend) and went in a bit hot. As I am leaned over, I start to realise I am starting to go into the opposite lane. There wasn't any cars coming, but being a hairpin, you can't really see if there's one approaching. I gave it everything I had left and leaned like I have never leaned before (I have about 3mm left on my tires, so it can still lean a bit), then something completely unexpected happened...
I SCRAPED MY PEG!!!!! I know that this is something that some of you do on a regular basis, but this was my first time and it was unexpected.

Now let me tell you something: it was f**king terrifying. My first though was "o my god, i'm going down" then that screech and vibrations through the pegs almost made me jump off the bike. I managed to keep my cool (I have no idea how... Mind = blown) and I pulled over on the straight after the corner to calm my nerves.

If you haven't leaned that far yet, be prepared. It will be the most terrifying and exhilarating thing you have ever done!!!

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If you haven't leaned that far yet, be prepared. It will be the most terrifying and exhilarating thing you have ever done!!!
I REMEMBER doing that! It was a long time ago, and I was riding a BMW K75 . . . I took the corner a little hot but I remembered to press harder on the inside handgrip. It was not so terrifying for me; it was more like a "Now I'm a MOTORCYCLIST" moment. But I had been riding for a few years at the time, so I had been close to being that far over several times before.

My next Exciting Motorcycling Moment was a few years later during a take-off on my Ducati 900SS when I realized my front wheel was lofted about six inches off the pavement: "WHAT DO I DO NOW??" my brain screamed. I did nothing; just rode it out, and it was OK.

I asked my daughter, who had been aboard at the time, if she had noticed . . . she hadn't . . . . <WHEW>
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I get a kick out of the crowd who loves to tell others how irresponsible and stupid it is to ride without gear and then in the same breath brag about how they routinely put their lives and others at risk by riding like idiots on public roads.
Sorry Goyble, you seem to be lost; that thread is going on somewhere else . . . .
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