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Today was the first day....


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Oct 15, 2018
Temple, TX
I've been riding for 46 years. Today was the first day that I forgot to put the kickstand down. My left forearm got pinned to a workbench (it's a mobile bench but very heavy and doesn't move without considerable effort) and had it not been for the mirror catching the brunt of the fall, I might have broken my arm. The 1200 GS mirror snapped off cleanly. Forearm is badly bruised and swollen but will recover.

I got into this near disaster because I was thinking about something else at the time. So the obvious moral of my story is never take any thing for granted (my habitual kickstand put down) and keep the brain focused.