Guy, I have no idea what happened in T6 at RA. Thanks for not hitting me I talked to Lon and Steve... both said my crash looked pretty spectacular. Unfortunately, I didn't have the presence of mind to go ask the photographer standing under toyota bridge for a business card.
I was just toodling along, la-tee-da, and boom... the front just tucked... It didn't squirm then tuck, or push then tuck, all front traction just vanished. It was exactly like when you hit a submerged log in a deep mudpuddle (uh... another dirtbike comparison) it was almost that instantaneous... hopefully I killed a chipmunk!
Actually, the bike defied all of Newton's laws. The clutch lever was bent a little (thanks for helping Craig)and a very small scratch on the end of the clip on. The front axle had a little grinding done, but really, I just ground about 1.5" off the left rearset peg.
I was pretty adrenalized after the crash, I rode the bike back to the pits, fixed her up (you've seen all the tubs of tools and spares I carry!) Then laid down for a couple of minutes to breathe. I was still a little dizzy for the second race... but I still didn't come in last, just 2nd to last.
By the way, I know I rolled and tumble for a pretty long time... how far was it? Did you ever see the Simpson's episode where Homer becomes a boxer... the doctor shows him an X-ray of his head and there's a little-bitty brain surrounded by a 2 inch thick skull. That's me... I mean, I am German, and an engineer... thus my skull is nearly impenetrable.