Hello all - I've been cycling since January this year (used to commute 7 miles - 7 years ago). I weigh about 265 pounds and have lost 30lbs since I got back on the bike - it's all good.
Anyway - you know when sometimes you are about to go out on a ride, you have work in the morning, it's past 9pm - it's raining, roads are slick and - in the back of your head the voice of reason chirps something about just staying in and chilling out.
Well I pushed that nagging voice away and took to the roads - I had just completed one lap of my circuit and am approaching a roundabout - doing 24mph - steady breaking - looking for a window of opportunity to sail across the roundabout. Anyway - I totally misjudged the breaking - managed to lock up - and lost the back wheel - after some hairy snaking about.
On the way to a painful meeting with the road - I had time to look behind me - luckily no cars in my lane. One guy in a passing car even asked if I was ok.
Limping home - at a safe 15mph - thinking about my relatively injure free body - a car glides by. Next thing I know a bag of chips (fries) comes sailing out the passenger window - obviously aimed at me - and aimed well - since it hit me square in my arm and all over my side.
I entertained the notion of sprinting after the car - and could have caught up at some traffic lights just ahead - I imagined myself punching the passenger in the face - but I chose a more serene path and just went home - aching bruised and covered in chip fat. My wife thought the chip incident was funny - and I can see the funny side.
Next time I will properly go out and learn to break better in the wet! Thanks for reading.