Not even a week from getting my endorsement I dropped my bike riding. Yesterday I was riding on Chuckanut dr, a very beautiful scenic ride on the cliffs of bellingham bay, and I pulled onto the shoulder to wait up for my roommate as he was lagging. I pulled into the fire department parking lot area, near the end of the driveway, sure enough lose dirt on the pavement, and whoops, 8 mph crash with me under the bike. I can't stress enough how much my frame sliders saved my bike. I have vortex with replaceable pucks so I'm just going to buy a new puck today and I'll be set. The left engine cover got scuffed, but it was scuffed before from the previous owner, so I already have a replacement cover for that, and I believe there are about 3-4 tiny scratches next to it that should wax out very easily. The little rubber piece that sticks off the shifter arm snapped off in the fall because it landed on my food(I definitely felt it dig in) but I Was wearing boots. My hip is pretty sore because that took most of the fall. It was bound to happen. It sucks. The firemen all came running out and got flashlights to check out the bike immediately. Didn't even care if I was alright, it was pretty humorous, because I was fine. I ended up riding the last 10 miles home without a shifter thingy, and I had to feel for the long rod that runs parallel to shift.