So I just finished putting together my summer project a few days ago, a old Cambio Rino that i repainted and assembled, also my first ever geared, road bike build.
Today on this bike's second ever ride, I was running some errands and when I was one block away from my home, I had to swerve away from a car creeping through the intersection while i was turning left and ended up smashing right into a curb sending me over the handlebars and into a fire hydrant. I now have a tweaked knee, sore shoulder, assorted scrapes and a really nasty bruise on my side, but worst of all my bike frame is toast.
Now admittedly, this was mostly my fault. I was really hammering it approaching the intersection and wasn't really paying attention. I was also not totally comfortable on the bike as I have rode exclusively fixed gear for the last two years.
While I'm heart broken that a month and a half's worth of work is gone after about only 40 minutes worth of riding time, life moves on and I'm going to start looking for a new frameset to build up. Surprisingly all my components are practically unscathed (including the fork!), except for my front wheel which has a rather big dip in it, although I'll see if I or my LBS can true it back (fingers crossed).