I would appreciate slightly modifying Chris' 'Crashes' thread. The advice of other cyclists' about what their crash were like might be helpful to others who have not had a serious crash.
Many fear -bragging about one's lack of misfortune is something not to be done, because it encourages said event. I have just been lucky in my approximately 50,000 miles of riding. But my two crashes were minor and I am told crashes will happen. Friends have suffered broken bones.
So my question. What was your crash like? Is it so fast, little can be done to minimize the damage to yourself? How would you prepare yourself for the hard landing?
Hope my luck keeps up. The thought of broken bones scares the dickens out of me; yet not enough to ever consider not cycling. I am a careful person always, I hope. Speed, trick riding is not worth it. My cycling is geared to be pleasant.
Thanks for advice. CZ.
ps- Besides crashes are bad for the bike you value so much.