6/22/02 - Photos of the Heart of Darkangel, dismantled - she and I both working on our broken hearts.
3/20/03 - Some photos from a stop at the Traveler's Inn and Tuba Museum in Okemos, MI, last autumn
I have a weird look on my face in the photo (I think I was shooting for a more-demure, less goofy-ass grin, and wound up with what looks more like a grimace), but I assure you, I was in ecstasy. The next few days were spent polishing her up, since I bought her on a Friday, and couldn't register her 'til Monday. It was the longest weekend of my life...
|Here you can see the damage to the tank pretty well (bad
dent on the right side, and buckling
in on top), but not the head pipes bent out from the bike, towards you, or the twisted right handlebar.
|Now you can see where the head pipes took the
hit to the tree, and also the handlebar and headlight
damage. That's my finger in the way - I was too
excited about getting to the fixin' to pay attention
to the photography.
|A better photo showing the handlebar damage. Hard to believe my right
hand wasn't hurt
more than it was!
|An aerial photo of the general area.||On the road from Gregory to Stockbridge, on our way to Mason...|
|It was at the intersection of M-106 (paved) and Doyle (gravel).||My doctored drawing of how it happened. I was westbound
on M-106 (labeled "Doyle" in the map) and ran off the road
on the left as I tried to negotiate the 90 degree right turn.
|The policeman's conception of the crash. I love his comments...|
And here's another one, courtesy of Deerslayer, from our trip to the MSU Hidden Lakes Botanical Gardens near Tecumseh. I look like hell, but it's a decent picture of the bike.
The next two images are from a trip I took out to the Traveler's Inn and Tuba Museum, this cool and funky little cafe in Okemos, MI (near Lansing).
This one is actually courtesy of Deerslayer, from a short trip with Matt (also of RoadHouse) through the winding roads between Ann Arbor and Lansing. Er, I think. At any rate, it's here because it's one of the very, very few photos of me near the bike where I don't think I look awful. ;)
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Photos of the brokenAngel
Maps of the Crash Location
The diagram, courtesy of the Brighton state trooper who was kind enough to not give me a ticket
The new fuel tank and pipes
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