This sport we love does have its down side. What strikes me is how sudden some issues are created.
As Bob noted, the roads in North Dakatoa and Saskatchewan had to deal with more water exposure than usual, and both of my rescuers made mention that the road I was on was heavily damaged from this weather. It was dry as a bone when I crossed the area, the damage lying in wait.
They also said there were signs up at the ends of the road indicating it was in disrepair, but I must have entered farther down from the them.
I pay close attention to road signs -- when they say slow down I roll off. But I would swear on a bible that the edge of armageddon was not marked nor very visable.
I am thankful to the way it is turning out. Physically I am now more stiff than sore -- suprisingly good considering the pain I felt in first week. Still need Ibuprofen to take the edge off the "dull ache". I suspect I best be cautious of bone healing -- best not stress anything as it has only been 17 days. Those that know say bones need 42-56 days to be back to normal after a break.
May post more after I get back to Michigan. No pictures of the crash area, but have my Garmin trip log to access to locate the "X" where I crashed.