I was finishing up my test run of the wife's bike when I decided to really put the bike to the test. I was climbing out of the saddle pumping it hard up the little hill on my road. I was getting jazzed that the bike was really handling so well and really responding.
I was passing my son's friend's house when I felt the chain slip Then everything went in slow motion. I felt the front cross up, then as the tire was skidding sideways up the hill I heard the air whoosh out of the tire which caused me to flip over the bars somehow rolling with the bike still in hand. As I my glasses skidded across the road I heard my neighbors exclamations as they ran towards me. I hop up as I am seeing stars and take a quick inventory and assessment of my limbs. Nothing broken, just a skinned elbow and knee. Strangely, I developed a blood blister on my thumb just outside of my nail and tweaked my wrist. Glasses survived too!
The bike is ok except the tire. As I did the walk of shame back towards the house I tried to piece everything together. I thought the chain broke initially, but it must have slipped off the chain ring. I didn't hear any rubbing from the front derailleur but something must has made the chain slip. I parked the bike in the garage and haven't looked at it since