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Good reminder video posted by a friend at Team Promotion

 

This is why you should always hook up the kill switch on a kickstand...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VkVLdTrk4w

 

I was out at the Buell Inside Pass day with Sportbike Track Time at NJMP Lightning on Sunday, THOROUGHLY enjoying my day, when the fourth session was red flagged because someone crashed on the front straight. At some point during the time waiting on the grid for the restart, I put my kickstand down to stretch out and just took off without thinking when they let us back out. When I turned into the first left hander, the kickstand dug into the pavement and (I guess) highsided me, flicking me over the bike, with me landing on my left shoulder before rolling off track. Thankfully, it was the warmup lap and we weren't up to speed, and I came away with just a fractured clavicle. I was pleasantly surprised that the Velocity Gear leathers and my helmet came away unscathed.

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