I had a good tumble last evening. It was raining very lightly. I took the lane to make a left turn on one of our Old Town streets. This street has unused trolley train tracks in the middle. Evidently both of my tires hit these wet parallel tracks, and the bike, very unexpectedly, slid sideways.
I hit the pavement, with my left hip and elbow. The former is sore, and the latter is scraped up, but the worst bruise was to my ego. I can't imagine that anybody who witnessed the accident would be left with a desire to get on a bicycle.