I feel stupid.
I feel worse than stupid.
I am downright mad at myself.
I went down yesterday. Not hard, not in traffic and in fact if your going to go down it was in the best place possible. I went down outside my driveway.
Somehow, I'm not sure how, as I was pulling out of the driveway on the way to work I lost control. I think the throttle stuck some or I hit a lip, but I could not regain control, hit my neighbor's stone border on their flower garden and down I went.
No, what bothers me is that I didn't check things first. Did I have enough clearance? Was their something n the way? What did I do that caused me to go down in a heap?
I know that every biker goes down at least once. It's what you learn from it that counts. I would rather go down from being stupid in my driveway than being stupid at 70 mph in the middle of a highway.
Oh yea, I rode in. Nervous as hell, but I rode into work. I'm not going to let a little bump scare me off of riding. But I will let myself learn from this. I will be just a tad more careful.