In my nearly 6 years of riding, I have crashed 2 times on training rides. I'm not talking about those stupid 0 mph, no injury, no equipment breakage types of crashes, I'm talking about actual broken stuff and removed skin. I feel like this is a pretty impressively small crash total, and I generally make fun of those who crash on training rides, after all, its a training ride.
well thursday, I increased my total by 50%. I was doing a sprint workout, rolling along at 25-26ish, my watch beeped, and I jumped in about a 53-middle of cassette. My chain decided that it wanted to end its life on the third pedal stroke, and proceeded to break, leaving me WAY off balance, enough to throw my back wheel up in the air. my awesome handling ability allowed me to get my back wheel down, however, it slammed really hard, tacoed, and proceeded to wedge itself in my frame. crazy fishtailing at almost 30 mph resulted, and I ended up sliding along on the pavement on my ass.
My back wheel was taco'ed, but I was still 10 miles from my house, so I whacked the wheel on the ground to try to make it somewhat true enough to ride (forgetting about the broken chain, btw). All I got was a marginally straighter wheel with a flat tire. I called for a ride and stopped at a CVS on the way home.
My main problem, aside from needing a new rear wheel and shoes, is that I have a 6''x6'' almost perfect square of road rash on my right hip/cheek. I put tegaderm on it, but it keeps filling up with this goop, and I'm afraid its gonna burst if I sit on it just right. Is is supposed to do that? I keep hearing rave reviews of tegaderm, but so far, I'm not too impressed. Is there any other suggestions on products? should I just do the ol' gauze and tape method? Is tegaderm not actually meant for road rash?