Okay, first things first. The bike is fine. Some scratches on the left brake lever, slightly dinged up bar tape, a little superficial damage to the left pedal, and some scratches on the rear quick release. The frame is flawless.
Equipment damage: Wrecked a pair of shorts and a pair of gloves. Also put a small hole in my absolute favorite jersey, but small enough that it can be pretty easily mended.
How it happened: It was a group ride, but we were really strung out, so there was nobody around me when it happened. I was going downhill on a hill I know pretty well. It's steep, and you could easily crank it up to 40 or 45 mph there; I was doing about 35 when the crash happened. We've had a bit of flooding around here lately, and I came around a turn to find a bunch of gravel on the road, some pieces more than an inch across. Hit something and started a high-speed wobble. It had rained a lot earlier in the day, and though virtually all the roads we had ridden had been dry, this stretch of road is in thick woods, and the shade had helped keep the road wet. Skidded on wet pavement, and down I went.
No broken bones, but an awful lot of road rash. Left hip (big one), right hip, both elbows, and all across my back. So I learned a lot about how to treat road rash tonight. Pretty deep gouges in the elbows from gravel... there was an impressive amount of gravel in the bathtub after I finished cleaning up! The funny thing is, it all hurt a lot less than I thought something like that would.
Of course, I may be singing a different tune come tomorrow morning!
Anyway, no lasting damage and some good lessons learned.
Be careful out there!!