I should know better, but I just had to ride. Had just changed fork seals and a stator and wanted to give er a go. Gorgeous day, snow melting, so off to the desert on my WR450. Taking it easy (cause I was by myself). I've done this so many times in my 42 years of riding and never had any problem, resigned to tooling around and doing some easy exploring. A spirited romp every now and then, but overall, riding very conservatively. Had just followed a stream thru a cow pasture up a canyon to a spring flowing out of the ground. Turned around, headed back down then leveled out on a section of flat, sandy road at about 30mph (basically a 1 on a scale of 10 in the difficulty level). Next thing I know, I can't see anything thru the dirt & dust cloud around me, can't breath and am facing the opposite direction and lying on the ground with my bike on top of me, wheels on my body, handlebars away from me. No Idea what happened or how I got in that position. Wind knocked out of me, telling myself "breathe, breathe". After a minute or so, pushed the bike off of me, turned off the gas (was leaking on the ground), then got to my feet and turned off the ignition. Took inventory, nothing broken, no blood, spitting a bit of dirt and dirt in the eyes. Took a shot to the ribs, messed up my shoulder, huge bruise on the inside of the thigh but nothing broken. Thank goodness for gearing up! Bike looked OK too, although it had about 10 lbs of dirt and up on the motor (like someone tried to bury it!) Took a long break then, fired up the bike, and off again but admittedly a bit shaken. I noticed a steady drip from the left side radiator after a couple minutes so 10 miles back to the rig and called it a day. Haven't gotten into the radiator damage yet, too sore to work on it! I do consider myself lucky as there were many really Rocky Trails I was riding that a similar situation could have been Really Ugly. Not sure if this is my best crash in years or my dumbest idea (solo in the desert). Any other recent dirt crashes?