Thanks to over 1200 dollars worth of leathers, boots and helmets, my wife and I came through virtually unscathed. The bike, unfortunately, took the brunt of the experience. In retrospect, upon reflection, shortly before the hornet up the sleeve trick my wife and I stopped at a park, took off our leathers and relaxed for awhile. When I put my leathers back on I believe said hornet was residing IN my jacket. It began to sting me no less than a mile from the park. I calmly...ahem...disengaged from traffic, pulled off to the shoulder of the road (which promptly gave way) and down we tumbled.
Moral of the story?
1.Shake jackets/gear out on hot sunny days after they have been laying around in the grass.
2.Beware of loose/non existent areas on the side of the road.
3.Attach hornet trap to bikes handlebars (courtesy of Rollingbones).
2009 VN900 Classic LT.
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Cobra luggage rack.
Kuryakyn Grand Tourer luggage bag.
Kuryakyn air filter cover.
170/80/15 Metzler rear tire.
Fire and Ice passenger floorboards.
Stage 2 debaffle (screens left intact).