I was the first motorcycle rider to ever crash at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway when it opened in April, 2010. The resulting crash photo's were pretty spectacular. So much so, that I made the cover of the June 2010 Road Racing World and a two-page spread on the "Crash Page."
This you? Really good photo -- someone needs to Photoshop Hucking Kitty somewhere in there.
Dude, even though you were standing near your broken bike and giving the thumbs up, that looks freakin' painful and terrifying. Glad you came out pretty much okay.
Thanks! I turned out ok. It really wasn't that painful, it happened so fast. I just fractured my fibula a little. I limped around for a while and raced a few weeks later.
Funny thing though if someone asked me to suit up then to jump out of a car a 100 mph, I would say "no way." Yet, it's often not bad if you crash with your gear on while at the track. Don't get me wrong, I've broken a lot of bones over the years. But still... Not so bad.