I was really enjoying myself during Friday practice at the AHRMA Kershaw round and was ready to really lay down some good competitive laps with my bikes at the races on Saturday and Sunday. I went out on the Framecrafter 450 KTM single in Saturday warm up and promptly high sided it on the outlap in turn 5. I have high sided enough that I know the drill inside and out. I was experiencing what I like to call the 'dead cat bounce' meaning that virtually anything that hits the ground from up high will somewhat bounce when I got T-boned right between the shoulder blades by a Thruxton. My first impression was that the impact was more than my errant bike would have caused. And sure enough, the 451 pound Triumph rolled over me like a runaway meat grinder and roughed me up in a big way. One of my friends rolled by me at that point and said that I was flopping around like a fish out of water. To this I can only say that I was drowning from lack of oxygen as it seemed to take an extra long time to catch my breath from getting the wind knocked out of me. Plus there were about a half dozen actual physical injuries shouting out for attention. In the end I was not hurt too bad: a badly bruised heel from flipping on it from the high side landing, a badly bruised hand that slapped down from the high side landing, a very sore neck from the Thruxton wheel (it left a clear tread pattern on my leathers right between my shoulder blades and split the leather from the impact), a sore chest from the Thruxton rolling over me and most lingering of injuries: a torn MCL somehow. All in all, it could have been worse. The rider who hit me wouldn't come see how I was because he thought I would be mad at him so I hobbled over to him to get his opinion. I don't blame him a bit as it was me that crashed right in front of him but his comment that he tried not to 'target fixate' on me was 'interesting'. (By the way, last year at the same track, Luke Conner high sided in front of me at Kershaw on pit exit. I tried to dodge him but did side swipe him which sent him to the hospital with several broken ribs and other injuries) Earlier in the day, I was following Jack Parker into turn one and watched him wash out his front tire and go ass over tea kettle leaving a trail of broken body parts and busting up his hand. He had a big chunk of skin missing. I hobbled over to E-Boz' pit and saw one of his bikes looking like he had parked it next to a car bomb that exploded. Crushed tank, tore up body work, leaking like the Valdez tanker. E-boz showed up and said that he high sided in one of the early turns. He also had a hand that looked like he had shoved it into the garbage disposal for a minute or two.. Someone suggested that we get a picture of Jack and E-Boz and me with our hands all together. It didn't happen but it would have been a good shot. E-Boz ground up, Jacked with a patch of skin missing, mine looked like a boxing glove from being so swollen. I think we missed a great opportunity for a photo shoot. Some people think Kershaw takes a rider so far and then throws them away. I found the track very good but noticed that my knee pucks were getting ground away like a cheese grater was working em over. I wonder about that track now.