Well, this is a fun one. Hope you all enjoy.
The weekend was an eventful one. I worked Friday and rode my bike. I beat my commute to and from work by almost 15 minutes (was 35 minutes each way, now down to 28). I was very happy about that. When I started out, I would stop on some of the big hills and walk the rest. Now, not so much. I got to work without stopping once.
Saturday, I stopped at a bike shop on the way to a family reunion to get a tune up, and new tires. If I went with the tune up, the bike wouldn't have been ready until Wednesday so I passed. I asked if they had any tires in blue, but they would need to special order them. So, I went ahead and spent $52 on a set of Michelin black wall tires, because it does make the bike look a lot better than with the faded, cracked, old tan colored tires I had.
I get to the Metamora camp grounds and meet up with the family and unpack my bike. Most of the day was spent sitting around camp just talking. A few of us road bikes to the lake to swim, ride paddle boats/canoes/kayaks, and/or check out the women. Later in the evening, my cousin and I went to rent out a canoe, and for an hour, and got some great exercise.
When we were done, we headed back to the camp store to return the paddles and life vests. We rode our bikes, and had to figure a way to carry everything, and I found, that wearing the vest and laying the paddle on the handlebars width wise was the easiest. Not really the smartest. On the sidewalk heading to the camp store, there is a cement post jutting upwards about 4 feet, and I thought I was far enough away from it. I was wrong. The paddle hit the post, making the bike go one way, and my body the other. The bike is without a scratch, but me on the other hand. I have some bruising, nicely sized patches of road rash on my right knee/ankle/elbow, and left hand.
I was told later by my cousin, that if he had a video camera rolling, we could have won $10,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos. I wasn't so upbeat about the situation. I guess it was pretty funny though.