Well, i'm starting this thread for a couple of reasons... 1, just to share... and 2 to help me decide what to do with my bike now!!
Lesson #1.... don't try to keep up with anyone!! Ride at your own comfortable pace!!! (Lesson I learned the hard way!).... Well, last weekend (sunday) i was riding down south in the twisties with some boys. I dont have much trouble keeping up with them in the turns, but on the straight aways, they leave me in their dust. Well, we had some nice straight aways, and they were gone. I had my lil gs up to 100 a couple times right before i went down, so i know i was going pretty fast when i crashed. I was trying to catch up! I came to a turn that i didnt see coming, was going way too fast and not anywhere near set up for it. I've been told that if i would have just leaned it over, it probably would have stuck, but i dont know... i was going pretty fast, and like i said, not set up for the turn. So, my choices.... go straight off into (LUCKILY) the cornfield, or do what i know is a nono and try the brakes. Well, at the speed i was going (w about a 5 ft. decline to the cornfield), my bike would have prob went flipping end over end, leaving me who knows where in the middle. So, i hit the brakes... she slid out real quick... sliding about 20 ft or so in the street and then 20 ft or so in the cornfield. Pics of the bike attatched... me, im ok.... had helmet, chaps, and leather jacket on. Some loose teeth, sore ankle, back and ribs (maybe broken rib) is all i got out of it. (someone is watching over my lil ass!!) Any other turn, and it would have been trees, a guard rail, etc... instead of a cornfield!!
OK... part 2... what to do with the bike now.... opt 1, of course... just fix it and keep or sell it... opt 2 (give me your opinion), turn it into a track bike (make it faster, etc) I would love to get into racing, i know they have 500 classes, and i know i wouldnt go pro on my gs, but is it insane to even go to the trouble?? It's a place to start. I've never been on a track, so.... opt 3... put big sprockets on it and just play!!
Opinions needed!!! Thanks, Nichole