Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Avondale, AZ, USA
Dropped my bike yesterday. . .
I've been riding for about four months as of yesterday. I back out of my garage at home everyday without any issues. Yesterday I was out with some friends at South Mountain and I decided to take some photos of the TV antennas up there. I pulled off the road up a paved road. After I took my photos, I began to back down the hill.
For some unknown reason, I decided to put my bike into 1st gear and turn left to drive down the hill. While attempting to do that, I lost my balance and down she went. I was so pissed. Luckily, though, nothing major was done. I'm very lucky there; the only real damage was the left hand mirror was cracked. I'm currently looking for a replacement mirror online as well as locally.
I wanted to post this for any newbies in here in hopes that'll stay in the back of your mind. If you need to go down a road that has an incline, continue backing down it leaving your feet on the ground for support.
Be safe out there.