Flight Lessons

I am a lucky man.

The view from the road surface a few minutes after the accident. I'm just happy to be alive, but my motorbike lies wasted.

The view from the road surface a few minutes after the accident. I’m just happy to be alive, but my motorbike lies wasted.


Riding the fabulous roads in the Harz mountains yesterday, I got involved in a crash when an oncoming VW Golf driver turned left at a T-junction regardless of my right-of-way. I could brake but neither stop nor dodge.
Witnesses said I flew over the Golf’s roof, rolled over my right shoulder and skidded along the road on my knees and the helmet. The first thing I remember (though I wasn’t out) is sitting on the road facing against the driving direction. I checked myself and found I had nothing apart from bruises and hematomas. Thank God for my luck, the very protective riding suit from Touratech / Stadler and the BMW System helmet 6.
My BMW R 1200 GS Adventure took the brunt of it. The fork got bent back further than the motor block and ripped out of the upper clamps, the front wheel destroyed, the frame warped and she spilled all her fluids. Witnesses, the policemen recording the crash, the firemen removing this mess and the driver of the recovery truck all said she was a total loss. I hope my adversary’s insurance will replace her in full.
Needless to say, I won’t stop riding motorbikes. All part and parcel…

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9 Responses to Flight Lessons

  1. Shawn West says:

    Hopefully the driver gets a hefty ticket too. So cool you avoided a bad one and now you’ve got a parts bike!

  2. Sableyes says:

    Crikey! Well done on not becoming deaded!

  3. Pleased you managed to a walk away. Could have been so much worse. Bikes can be replaced… people not so much

    • chammann says:

      Thank you all for caring! Today I took a ride on my other bike and it felt right again, no pain. Incurable…

  4. Daniel says:

    Lucky man!!!
    Scary picture… 😦 But at the end good to read that your body is in a much better condition than the status of the Gummikow….

    Good bless you, take care!

    PS: on Friday @ BVZ I had a look on the 2015 GSA in white with all options … also very nice … 🙂

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