Sounds like this guy was riding like a retard but the full face helmet saved his life. He said his head was stuck in the guard rail. We've all slipped on gravel no matter how carefully we ride so it's something to think about.
Well after weeks and months, and years of checking out deals gap on the internet, I decided to go. It was about a 4 hour drive from where I live, and the ride there is all mountain roads. By the time I reached Deals Gap I was pretty tired, but there was no way I wasn't going to run threw the gap. I take one run threw the gap at a cautious speed. I was going fast, but with caution to were if I had to stop or something occured I could. The first one was to just scope out the road and the condition it was in. I turned around and looked at the clock on my bike to read the time so I could clock the run. My adrenaline was pumping, I take off doing a wheelie and start my descent threw the down hill of the gap. I was in the groove, were everything I did was smooth as ice. I get about 1/3 of the way threw and I'm going down a straight at about 75mph, I down shift and start front braking which lead into trail breaking which brought me down to about 50mph. As soon as i start to enter the turn I see gravel. Before I could move, my front end came out from under me as if I was on ice. I black out as soon as I hit. I wake up I don't know how Long after when I hear these people yelling at me and running towards me. I start to get up and look around. I have no idea what happened. I turn to my right and see my bike 15ft down the hill of the mountain. I try and talk and realize my jaw is hanging about 2 inches to the right, and bleeding like crazy. An off duty ambulence was 5 minutes away that picked me up and brought me to UT. I ended up braking 3 bones under my eye, my Jaw, and my knee cap. The doctor said I was really fortunate not to of had brain swelling. Just got my jaw unwired after 4 weeks of drinking threw a straw. I was wearing a Shoei replica helmet, Dainese full body leathers, boots, gloves, everything. I really regret not going threw and checking the way I was going when I crashed. When I made my first run I tried to look at the whole road not just my lane. 1 more week and I get this brace off my knee. Bike's totalled, said it would cost them 10k just to get all the new parts. I can't wait to get another bike, People always see me and ask If i'm going to get another bike and when I say "Yes" they think i'm crazy. People don't realize riding is an addiction. You just have to realize the Street is not the Track.