... just have too little upper body strength, because ...
On the way to Watkins Glen, NY
I dropped the bike twice!
Both times on the right side. At a stop. Sloping right road or shoulder.
Pissed at myself no end.
Damage to bike: scratches on right pannier ( matches the left one now). Scratches to right valve cover (match for the left one now too). Right rider peg snapped off. Replaced with the rear passenger peg in minutes.
I was pleased the peg shaft sheared off and not the peg lowering add-on. Thanks Suburban Machinery!
Damage to me: Bruised my left upper thigh, deep and not visible but stiff. Was ok on the return trip and we did go the slow way through towns, lots of stops. Stupidly had put my thick wallet in the Aerostitch suit's upper right pocket, just below my breast and against my ribs. Lucky I did not break a rib on the first fall.
Healing fine now.