Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 74

Thread: Crash!!... I binned it at NJMP last weekend

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    Unhappy Crash!!... I binned it at NJMP last weekend

    Yeah, as the title states, I went down last Sunday at the track... Hard. My SV and myself are both pretty broken.

    Don't really have a great explanation. I was coming up pretty hot on Turn 6 (which is probably the easiest turn of the track), and from what I can remember and people told me (I kind of mentally blocked out the moments around the event), I was coming up on a group of slow moving riders and must have just grabbed too much brake while turning in(?)(it's a very fast turn)... or perhaps an abrupt steering input? I don't really know. I would love to think I slipped on debris or something, but it was probably me! (If it was too much brake, hey, I couldn't help it, those new shorty levers from Ducati Mike just feel so good!)

    Anyways, all I know is that the wheel washed out and I slammed down hard on the right side. The bike low sided and slid before catching and tumbling end over end (I do recall seeing the bike tumbling in what seemed like slow motion). Me, on the other hand slid, rolled, was tossed like a rag doll. This was my first crash. It's true what they say, I thought I was done (or maybe just wanted to be) rolling and tried to get up, but was still moving. When I finally stopped, my first thoughts were, 1) Holy Fuck, I'm alive, 2)My neck and back are thankfully ok, and 3) I'd better get off the track before I get ran over! I attempted to roll off the track, but could only turn over once. My shoulders/arms were useless.

    So the ambulance came, boarded and collared me, and ended up going to the local emergency room, where I spent 7 hours getting various CT scans and x-rays. Turns out I have multiple fractures to my left heel, which I have now seen specialists and we're not going to operate at this time, just let them heal in a splint. I also have terrible pain and limited mobility in both shoulders, waiting to have MRI's done. And a huge black and blue to my right thigh where I initially went down.

    I will say, without a doubt that all my gear did it's job extremely well. The heel fractures were impact, not twisting. And the shoulder injuries are probably from me trying to stop myself from rolling. Really no road rash or other injury.

    While my life is certainly altered (hopefully short term), I do consider myself very lucky. Hey, I was having a great time before this happened, and I hope to get out there again sometime... perhaps not this summer.

    The bike, I don't know. I'm going to file an insurance claim and hope they total it. I could use the money for copays, physical therapy, etc. And I didn't love it enough to care to fix it. It doesn't look horrible?, but I think to fix it would run close to it's value. We'll see.

    Just wanted to make my public service announcement, and to let you know why you won't see me around or at the tuesday night rides. Thanks to Steve (svsteve) and Brian (Krazy Again) for taking care of me.

    Last edited by motorsport_mike; 05-03-2012 at 10:26 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    Oh man.. So sorry to hear this.
    You have a great outlook though and I wish you a very quick recovery, Mike!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marduk View Post
    I am slow, Yev is completely incompetent, and you are an asshole.
    Set the bar low, Ian. Always set it low
    Slow Is Smooth…Smooth Is Fast

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008


    sorry to hear it, Mike. if you need help with anything, let me know.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009


    Damn sorry to hear! Glad you made out relatively ok and recovery is already in your sights. Good luck!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #856 ECK RacingGMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008


    oh noes. i loved your blue sv. well glad your okay dude. get better soon
    2nd owner of theHawhandcordone



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Southington, CT


    Damn sorry to hear this man - glad your relatively ok though.
    Matt V. 9/19/10

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Trump Tower


    Hope you get well soon Mike. I saw the bike in the garage and it looked pretty well totaled. Happy you faired better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    he's a social liability
    Quote Originally Posted by dynamite196 View Post
    Print this out and send it to the social security office as proof of a mental disability.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    beacon falls


    This sucks. Glad you're up and about with a good attitude.

    Out of curiosity, what boots were you wearing?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Where my neighbors hate me


    Oh man, Sorry to hear Mike, Heal up Quick
    If My Jokes Offend You
    1. I'm Sorry
    2. It'll Never Happen Again
    3. 1&2 Are Lies
    4. You're A Pussy

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Windsor, CT


    That really sucks Mike! Glad you're relatively okay. You'll be back in the saddle soon enough I'm sure!

    Even if you're not riding you should still come out to the food or ice cream after the Tuesday night rides. I did after my crash!
    LRRS AM#721 / RSP Racing / Mad Scientist Moto / MTAG Pirelli / Woodcraft / Sportbike Track Gear / GMD Computrack Boston / Knox / Moto Pizza

    2003 Honda CBR600RR
    2009 Kawasaki ER6N
    2007 Kawasaki EX650

Similar Threads

  1. TTD at NJMP crash, 10-5-09
    By NlC0 in forum Darwin Awards
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-08-2009, 03:49 PM
  2. AMA at NJMP, Labor Day weekend?
    By RichieRocket in forum Everything Bike
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-07-2009, 08:19 AM
  3. Anyone going to NJMP TPM trackdays this weekend?
    By RichieRocket in forum Everything Bike
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-24-2008, 03:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts