Hey just thought I'd make a thread on those who have gone down, survived, and ended up with pins plates etc. (and gnarly scars).
Last April I was on my way to school, just finished my 20 mile freeway ride, within 1min of getting off the freeway I was going down a main street and the lady on the other side of the intersection decided to make a blind left turn. It was a yield light and I had a fresh green light on my side. She said she couldn't see me because the sun was in her eyes. She looked while turning and then slammed on the brakes, there was an escalade on my right so I was in a box.
I T-boned her at 45 mph, so not speeding, I was actually being safe that morning
Got a plate and 12 screws in my left wrist. Not going to lie, the wrist didn't hurt nearly as bad as the gas tank meeting my manhood ever so suddenly.
I was legitimately black from the waist down for 2 weeks easy
Wearing a helmet, jacket and gloves. Instant life time customer to Shoei and Alpinestars
Bike was totaled, (Three days after I finally finished modding it).
With and without staples. 6 months difference in heal time.