Best: Christmas Day 1977. I officially graduated from a mini-bike to a motorcycle. I got a Suzuki RM 125. I must have put a half-million miles on that motorcycle.
Worst (excluding death):
Honorable Mention 1: The day I slide under a Ford pickup truck on the same motorcycle mentioned above. My right knee was turned around backwards, broken right ribs, broken right arm, broken right thumb, hurt neck and back along with miscellaneous cuts and bruises. The truck owner was more worried about a scratched bump than dragging me out from under the truck. Ford sure did use hard bumpers back then.
Honorable Mention 2: The day I decided to imitate my hero, Evel Knievel, by jumping the same above mentioned motorcycle over a dogbed, front-end of a Buick car, and picnic table. The plan seemed solid, but being a 12 year old, I simply did not have the knowledge, experience, or tools to build a safe and sturdy take-off or landing ramp (if I had gotten that far). Once again the ground caught me breaking my left and right thumb, twisted my left knee clockwise around backwards, hurt my neck and back along with miscellaneous cuts and one Hell of a knot on my head. Probably would have helped if the dogbed, car, and table would have all been the same height. It certainly would have been nice to have Google and YouTube back then for help in building ramps.
After writing the above, I am beginning to see why I difficulty in getting around now.