Second *WARNING*, bloody picture at the bottom of this post.
I opened up my leg/knee when I was rock climbing 5 days ago, and am really missing riding my bike to work. I didn't do the damage on the climbs, its was a careless mistake walking from one climb to the next at a crag.
I feel more tired during the day and have to take a nap when I get home. I don't have to do that when I ride the bike. That stimulation is needed, its like a drug, a drug that's good for you.
Did I mention I drive a tractor-trailer for a living? Average 265 miles a day, I just want my 25-40miles of my own time, powered by me.
The thing that twists the screw even more is that I just finished my SS/FG conversion, and only had one commute with it before this happened.
Anyways, I think I'll be able to ride this next week. Nothing important got hit, very lucky the knee cap got no damage, just a NASTY flesh wound. Only half of the stitches are outside, there are about 5 inside too. The lady that was cleaning it out was shocked my the amount of rocks that were in there, took about 10 minutes to clean out. Had to be about a tablespoons worth. She kept saying, "WOW, there are so many rocks in here!!"
I guess I've been hard on my body, you'll notice a scar right above the wound, in the stitched up pic. I think that's from when I was ~10yrs old, sliding on my knees on a carpet and went over a nail head that wasn't fully sunk into the floor.
Keep your knees and the rest of you body safe out there.