Tonight I was riding my Kona Jake around my condo development and was kicking it up a notch at a rather fast pace because I am getting more comfortable with the bars/geometry of this bike.
Well.....maybe I should not have done that so soon.....I was cruising at 17mph and leaned into a turn to the right and then another turn directly after it to the left......OH MAN....SPLAT!
My front rim actually dropped the two inches down off the walkway and I scrapped to a hault.
Before I hit the pavement it dawned on me that I had my feet strapped to the peddles....damn Batman.
I managed to flail like an octopus and released my feet while jumping away from the bike.
I know if my 300 pound butt fell on my Jake, it would cease to exist...so after the rapid ninja like ejection, I covered my face with my forearms to brace for impact and let the helmet do the rest.
A gentleman passing by on the road stopped to see if I was ok. That was nice right.
I got up and was more embarrassed than hurt....scrapped knees, hands, arms and ego...lol.
My shirt ripped and my helmet had a nice surface abrasion across the front panel above my brow.
I was actually more upset about the damage on my bike, but I did not see any major damage.
Upon the flip and inspection of Jake, there were scratches along the shifter, pedal and handle bar.
I really only need a new handle bar "end cap?" that fits in there because the cheese grating pavement ate mine. I would say I made out on this deal....I get to keep my $800.oo bike to ride again.
I know this story seems epic in proportion......nevertheless it all took about 1.7 seconds to happen.
If you care to share your first spill story........make me laugh....of course if you didnt get hurt bad I mean.
Thanks for listening......I rant when I am excited or hurt....too bad it is the latter.