Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Cushing, Oklahoma
Bikes: 1969 Peugeot U08, unknown MTB circa 1980, '93? Merckx MX-Leader
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Nice day for an early morning ride here in Central Oklahoma (the prairie fires aren't near here). Mid-40's. After taking a longish pull with my two regular riding mates and pulling back into line, I got into the rear wheel of the leader.
BOOM! "Mimi," my trusted 1968 Peueot U08, and I went down hard at about 18mph. Nothing broken and a minimum of roadrash because of the cold weather gear. We're both scraped and sore, but will be back soon enough! Landed on one hand and the side of my helmet. Hard. VERY glad I am 100% consistent about the helmet deal.
Glad it was a smooth road and my slick outer shell helped me slide. The fact that there was no vehicular traffic was also very nice. Totally my fault. My other bud ran over me and went down, also. The guy who DIDN'T go down this time broke a collar bone in August in an almost identical circumstance.
Oh, well. Be careful out there.