Its been three frustrating weeks now. I hobble about the house finding it uncomfortable to sit, stand or walk for too long.
I count my lucky stars though and know it could have been much much worse. My decision to wear all the gear saved a LOT of heart ache.
Here is the bike.
Insurance has today told me that it's a total loss. I'm really sad about that, but not surprised when you see the damage.
I won't have enough to buy a replacement new VFR, though I could likely afford a second hand one. However, replacing it while I still retain the Daytona is not likely to go down well with the Mrs.
I am considering the idea of selling the Daytona and using the money from the insurance and the sale to buy a 2014/5 VFR. I will take some time before I decide that though.
And here is the gear.
My boots aren't here as they are barely scratched. My Kevlar jeans aren't here as they were cut up by the paramedics. There was a hand sized tear at the knee where my injury has occurred.
Weird footnote - when my sister arrived at my place with my ruined gear last week, my wife commented (and she's a theatre nurse in a major city hospital) that she "always thought I was overdoing it with all the gear I wear riding" and that it was a bit silly and over the top really.
She's certainly changed her opinion now!
ATGATT saved my butt (literally, you should see the scuffs on the back of the jeans!)