2 saturdays ago someone decided they were in enough of a hurry to cut me off on my motorcycle. I had just come around a turn and there's a driveway entrance about 150ft down after you come around the corner. I started accelerating out of my turn, got up to ~45mph and saw a guy going the other direction change lanes into the center turn lane. I saw his signal, I saw him change lanes, I never expected him to immediately turn in front of me! I mean really, who pulls in the center turn lane and doesn't bother to stop!? I had maybe 10 feet to try and stop so I wouldn't run into the side of the car. I tried to stop. Used both brakes and downshifted as we learned in MSF. It was a bad combination of cold road, cold tires, adrenaline and speed. I locked the front tire up and down I went. I went down the road on my back a ways, then on my arm and something caught and I flipped feet over head and landed on the grass. The bike went another 200 feet and ended up facing back towards me. My jacket has a hole in the sleeve, the helmet has a couple of knicks where it hit (I need to have an x-ray taken of it to make sure its still safe to wear...$400 helmet I hope its not ruined! its only 3 months old!) I'm gonna see if I can get the sleeve patched...its a $300 jacket :S The bike is pretty beat up. The whole left side is ground up pretty good, the frame slider has seen better days, my left muffler, grab handle, mirror are all chewed up. Left inner bar weight broke, bar end weight got thrashed...broken clutch handle, shifter ground down to a stub... lucky for me, all I picked up was a little road rash on my ankle and scraped on my wrist, and 2 of my fingers. Pics to follow- got some road rash on the back too. forgot about that. Its almost healed.