I was enjoying one of my very few solo rides, as I mostly ride in groups, when it started raining. Since the weather service predicted rain, it was not a surprise. I continued my wet ride which was mostly on trails and some roads. I was on my Surly LHT instead of the Orbea road bike. Actually, I was riding the Surly because it has fenders and I was expecting rain. I had completed about 20 miles of a planned 30 mile trip when it happened.
During a curve at 12 to 14 MPH my wheels siimply slid out from under me. I landed on my right side with the blunt of the blow to my right hip and my right shoulder. I was actually on some "tile" type surface instead of asphalt when it happened. My hip slid on the surface which resulted in quite a "strawberry" which still exists today.
The part that hurt the most was the jolt from hitting. I did not break any bones, my Surly was not damaged (a really tough steel bike),but I did tear my shorts and leg warmers. Actually my hands were still on the handle bar when I came to a stop. I moved the bike off me and got right up to walk around. I knew I had no major injuries right away, but as I said, the jolt of landing on the hard surface was what bothered me the most.
This crash was a mental error as I was going too fast for the conditions. The mistake was obvious. I guess I do not ride in the rain enough to fully understand what situations to avoid. However, a couple days ago I did ride in the rain again. Guess what, all corners were taken at a much reduced speed.
This means that you can teach an old dog new tricks if it hurts enough.