Ever thought that falling off the bike on grass will at the very lest give you a soft landing? Well you might have to think again. Did the recent Bruce trail ride with Achilleas, Rudy, Michel, John and Tim. Basically, during the ride just b4 we entered Port Elgin, I made to cross the grass onto the other path as there were overhanging branches to my left (Pic 1). Well at that precise moment, my rear wheel locked. I thought of grabing one of the branches and letting go of the bike.. You know.. Like in the movies. In any case, i soon realized that the decision had already been made for me. Like a loyal master, i had followed my steed to the ground. I looked up and the sky was beautiful blue. I must be floating up to heaven but why do i still hear my motorbike reving away? A body appears above me with a helmet on.... Opens the visor and Yikes!!!! Its Rudy. Illusions busted, i focus on my immidiate reality and take stock of damage. Busted ankle..ok..painful ankle and a few fairings. Thank goodness no mirrors this time. I notice my chain is off and the bike is drenched in oil at the left side . (Pic 2) Michel helps to get chain on whilst i rest my ankle. You should have stayed with the KLR Don...I am thinking he is thinking. Chain back on and i crank the bike on. SHUT IT DOWN!!!SHUT IT DOWN!!! Michel yells. Now i am definately sure that i am correct about what he is thinking. I shut the bike off and he informs me that my bike was loosing a lot of oil from the left side. Decided to get CAA to tow the bike back home and that will be the end of my drama. No such luck. We were not far from Bruce Road 4 so with the help of all, we got my bike to the road and called CAA. CAA duly informed me that the will tow my bike back to my home but i will have to figure out how i will get home. Of course i can spell. Yes, They informed me that they will take my bike home and i was to make my own way back. When i got my bike and after all this period of abusing it, i never thought she will become more worthy of recue than myself. Does the fact that I paid money for the bike count for anything at all? Pic 3: Waiting for CAA Location confirmed. Called at 2. 15pm and my ride arrived just a few ticks b4 5.pm. Yes my ride. I had to get HRH to come get me. She had driven 168 kilometers to get me. My 10 year old son was in tow. (Dad...Dad.... He yells to me as his Mum pulls alongside me. YOU GOTTA STOP FALLING OF THE BIKE OK? I AM AFRAID YOUR GONNA Bust SOMETHING!! I knew she has been talking with him. Poor kid bored from driving for2 hours. Pic 4: Bike is home thankfully and so am i. Caa driver was shocked i got back b4 him. Pic 5-7: Took bike apart and this is what i found initially. Pic 8-11: Further exploring today revealed the feeble utterance of HELP ME SOMEBODY. What am i looking at?. Can this be repaired? How? Where? Not sure if JB weld will work here as this borken part seemed presurized. The part moves so i assume it is replacable if i can identify it. Any ideas what to do about the bolt hole that has sheared? And yes do mind the grass. I am exploring some action against whomever put the grass there. I know the Municipality is responsible for the rocks but they already put a disclaimer that i had stopped to read before the ride. I am sure you by now have concluded just like i did that this does not in anyway speak to my skill level. But for the grass....I may have continued riding not realising the crack untill my engine shut down or i get fried by engine oil. How was your week gents?