I was out for a leisurely ride with my daugther yesterday. About 6 miles in I left the paved path to go around a sprinkler. When I tried to get back on the path it turns out that the grass and weeds had covered up the fact that there was a 4 inch drop off at that point. So I caught the front wheel on the ledge and got dumped on the concrete for a 10 foot slide.
When I got up I thought I'd be one big road rash, but all I found was a small spot on my knee that was barely anything; not even bleeding. But my ears hurt like crazy. Then my daughter mentioned that I was dripping blood from my chin. I vaguely remembered my chin hitting the concrete at the end of my slide. So I washed my hands with my water bottle and tried to stop the bleeding. After 10 minutes it slowed enough to start the 6 miles back home. I checked it several times on the way back and it never really stopped; just slowed.
At home, I finally got to look at it and there was a hole in my chin about the size of a pencil eraser where it split. I cleaned it out and disinfected it, which starting the bleeding again. I taped it shut, took a shower, dried off, then squeezed it together tightly and superglued it shut before bandaging it up.
This morning it looks good, but my jaw hurts and I have a headache. I'm heading out to inspect the bike more closely for damage. Luckily I had taken the less expensive mountain bike so if it got banged up a little it's not as big of a deal.
So overall, not a bad crash. My face seemed to take the brunt of it so not much damage overall to me or the bike.