Well, I experienced my first bicycle fall since I was in my teens last night. A few scrapes and bruises, but no major damage to bicycle or rider.
I was commuting home and got crowded a bit by a car. This caused me to get a little too close to an uneven driveway entrance in Boston. I tried to go onto the driveway, but my front wheel caught on the two in difference in pavement height and all I could think of is "I'm going down!" I fell to my right and over the handlebars, somehow managed to start rolling in the air and landed on my left shoulder, rolled over a couple times and came to a stop. I got right back to my feet and was feeling more embarrassed than anything.
Good thing I was wearing a helmet, because it might have been worse without one. I couldn't find any marks on my helmet, but it I did see a couple of spots when I first popped back up.
There were a couple of guys on the sidewalk that picked up my bike and asked if I was okay. I bet it was a real site to see a 325# guy take a header off a bike. I got back up, checked out my bike and finished out my commute. I still had about 9 miles to go.
Damage report is very minor.
Scrape on right pedal
Scrape on right bar end
Had to readjust my saddle. It got twisted during the ejection sequence
Sore/stiff left shoulder
Small divot in my left ankle
Small scrape on my left knee
From now on, I am going to have to keep a better eye out for uneven pavement.
I rode in to work today, no mishaps or excitement. Here's to staying upright.