Have you crashed on a motorcycle?
Dirtbikes as a kid with some regularity. Didn't know what I was doing then and can't remember what I did wrong now.
As a street rider, I went 20 something years without incident. Then one day riding home from work in the cold I got off the highway and decided to unplug my heated jacket as I was warming fast in the stop and go of local traffic. I dropped the long cord as the light turned green. I looked down to grab it while starting to move forward seeing the light had changed. Unfortunately, the guy in front of my was whacking his pud instead of moving along to the green light.
I racked the shit outta my nuts on the large, square Ducati tank as I grabbed the front brake doing a pro stoppie demo for the rush hour crowd, just before I plunked into the fender of pud whacker.
No biggie, no damage to anything aside from my nuts, my bike, and my ego.
Took bike to shop for repair and shop had a fire. Bike wasn't damaged, but all bikes were covered by their insurance due to smoke damage. Took the money and my wrench and removed all my aftermarket shit and sold it on the Duc forum. Saddlebag hit the cherries that day.
Fast forward several years. It was spring and again on my way home from work, I took the scenic country route. Coming up to a little one light town I was behind a school bus full of Mexican field worker's children. The schoolbus was turning left at the light and for some reason about half way thru the turn she slammed on the brakes. Me behind her had plently of room to stop, but skerred the jackass behind me might not. I steer for the shoulder and apply the brake.
A few problems:
1. Being spring, all the sand and salt from winter had congregated over on the shoulder and was not particularly visible.
2. Being a sportbike guy, I grabbed the front brake on my new first croozer.
3. Said croozer had outstanding brakes with no anti-look functionality.
As you may have guessed. the front wheel locked on the silt and slid. Being I was leaned over as I swerved onto the shoulder to get out of the line of impact, the bike became unstable and fell over even with my best attempts to try to right it.
The bike slid under the bus where it got loged. I banged my helmet off the curb but remained unfazed. The lid was about 5 years old at the time.
Lesson learned, buy a bike with anti-lock brakes. What did I do. bought a Victory with crappy brakes and no anti-lock functionality. What the hell, since they don't bite the asphault, I should be too worried about them locking up, right?