I did something dumb. I have been riding the Vespa regularly, and overconfidence got the best of me. I went down.

I am mad because it was my own dumb fault for taking a corner too fast, and for just plain not respecting the machine, its limits, and the realities of risk on two wheels.

I don’t know if I am actually injured, or just banged up. I took a pretty good shot to the shoulder, and bounced my head off the ground. The head is fine (thank you Peter for the helmet lecture) but my shoulder really hurts. I dug my finger in along my collarbone and felt no movement or severe pain, so I think that it is just soft tissue and brusing.

Dumb, dumb, dumb. A mere second of inattention is all it takes on 2 wheels.

Be careful out there.