I was on something of a joy ride today when I popped off a curb. I am not one of these hot shots who want to bounce off everything in sight, I just wanted to get off the sidewalk as quickly as possible.
Well, lo and behold, it had been quite hot out today, and my feet, in sandals, were quite slippery and when I hot the ground, my foot pushed my sandal off the pedal and upon landing, my foot went straight into the pavement. I was quite amazed that I managed to keep pedaling the whole time, but there were several bystanders who were mortified as they saw a small fountain of blood spurting out of the tip of my toe big toe.
Anyway, I tried to slow the bleeding as best I could by keeping the foot pointed toes up, while I pedaled for home. After pouring freezing cold water on it, I then dipped it in peroxide, and now I sit here with my foot totally immobilized, as I try to keep the bleeding under control.
I knew white carpets were a bad idea.
ANyway, long story short and all that -- don't ride with sandals...