Lucky to escape a bad 'off' when I hit a rock in the road at 40mph 2 weeks ago. It appeared surrounded by rubble as the car in front of me passed over it. No chance to safely avoid it. Made a split second decision to aim for the middle in the hope of getting over it and staying straight and upright, which thankfully I did. Luck, experience, sheer stupidity, who knows... but I think if I had swerved into the surrounding mess I would have been off. No damage to me but ended up with a bent front wheel, broken mudguard and unsurprisingly, I have since learnt, bent forks. Perhaps a lesson for me about keeping more distance from the vehicle in front but also, my thanks to the #### who let that lot fall off their vehicle and left it there.
I gave a lot of thought to allowing the insurance guys to take it away or getting it to Bristol Kawasaki. In the end I took the 'easy' option and 4th Dimension came and carted it off to their place at Heathrow. Estimates etc done, work approved after a week. Now I have been told it will take 5 weeks for them to get the parts in and start work. Should have kept it local!
So now, instead of enjoying my daily commute I will be loathing every minute of the bus ride to work for the next few weeks. I guess I should count myself fortunate... It could have been very much worse.