Why I do not want to be too close to my bike after a lowside crash:
Before a high-side begins it is a normal drift, and it is not time for me to think about bailing out yet:
Garry McCoy slides his ZX RR 2003 - YouTube
Here is McCoy hanging onto the grips a little longer than I would on the street, because he is trying to win, but the crash flips him higher and likely hurts him more because of it:
This is what MotoGP riders hope will happen after a high-side begins, and it almost always fails to stop the crash- I would have bailed instead, instead of holding the grips this long:
I learned to land feet and butt first as much as possible similar to this twisting in the air, but with a knotted rope tied to a tree next to a pond, and from lots of dirt bike and bicycle crashes from 10 to 15 years old:
For the riding gear I have worn from 8 to 53 years old, it seems best to try to land feet and butt first and then slide on my back without my hands and helmet touching the sandpaper-like pavement (not always possible).
Maybe some day we will all be required to wear these below, then it is better to roll because your collarbones are better protected: