Dang Hink, great reaction and control. I'd pull over at that point and either puke or need a change of clothes, maybe both. No marker or anything?! Crazy. Guardian angel is right.Julie and I took the off-ramp e/b at the rest stop at the top of Vail Pass to gear up. No lighting of course. I hit a tank trap that was literally two feet deep and three feet long — completely unmarked, of course, and we were downshifting and all I could see was the lip. She saw my ass go flying three feet in the air, then my headlight and me go flying up as my bike hit the front end. The windshield literally hit my helmet. Somehow my instincts kicked in (50 years of riding) and I splayed my legs out and landed without dumping it. Julie was amazed that I kept things upright.
No cracked frame. No broken windshield. And most importantly, no injuries.
Our guardian angel was with us.
And that‘s also how I know it wasn’t a loose wire or connection.
No more night rides on Vail Pass. Period. Construction (repairs) are scheduled until October.