My crash protection all worked surprisingly well. Where I’ve even had bikes with frame sliders leave me with broken unrideable levers, scratches, broken signals, and punched in fairings just from a drop at standstill, my high-sided FZ with hard bags, some crash bars, axle sliders, and some handguards, high-sided with nothing but some light scuffing to the crash bars themselves. It’s like the FZ refuses to leave me stranded no matter how much I screw up. Haha! My Dainese gear also held up brilliantly, leaving me unhurt. Although there’s a small hole in the knee of my pants now, and despite the rain we hit later, they still seem to be pretty waterproof. Could be worse! After Hollywood helped me back up, we made it the last 500 feet to the campground (so close, yet so far), and set up among way too many mosquitos. Good thing it was gorgeous down there because the bugs were brutal, and my bug repellent was not doing much of anything.