Also in other news, my buddy went down again this season on back roads. Same stretch of twisties he went down on earlier in the season. Happened right in front of me. Typical low side and slid onthe right side, sparks and all. Ended up in a patch of grass.
His first year of riding, on a 250. In fact 3 of my friends started riding this season, all on 250's and they've all lowsided this season.
Atleast they went down during twisties and "hard" riding as opposed to beginner mistakes in the city.