Well had my first flop in 8 years this Saturday. It was a good run but as we all know it happens. It was cold and the rain had just stopped about an hour before, I just picked up my bike from the shop with new tires. Riding very cautiously on the way home, and that is when it happened. Slowed to take the turn into my home and flop. Hit a patch of sand, low side to the right and my mistress is scarred. Looks like the second set of new plastic in 3 years is due to go on. ( I will post picks when I get home) though I am very surprised the wife did not freak out. She was cool calm and collected, just wanting to know I was all right. I took advantage of the situation as a teachable moment with the kids. Pointed out the tears and scuffs on the helmet and slide coat. It was the perfect opportunity to show them why we wear all the safety gear, I think it hit home. I am fine couple of bruises a little sore, but fine. My mistress a little worse. Will need new plastic, break pedal and leaver, new bar and peg. All in all could be worse.