Been lurking about in here and the Commuter thread for the past month and a bit and I wanted to introduce myself and tell you about my first crash on my new bike this morning, 3.5 km into my 18 click one-way ride.
Mostly it was lame and kind of embarrassing – on a bit of momentum when the front tire went parallel instead of perpendicular to some pavement - and I was all WTF as I’m scraping the MUP with my right side. Checked for bike damage first and got away with pinching the front noodle (#1 in pic) and quick-release noodle holder (#2 in pic):
Road rash on my right leg, foot, and shoulder:
Bike was still serviceable so hobbled 6 km before deciding to ride the bus the rest of the way to work. Cleaned up with peroxide and ointment and am limping about the office for the day. Will take my bike in to get serviced this afternoon.
This is me pre-crash when my bike was still pretty and I wasn't bloody:
I'm pretty lucky to get away with such minor damage, both on me and my bike. The nice thing about today's road rash is that it's on top of another road rash from my teenage years.