I've had quite a few accidents after riding for over 25 years, but my latest one has left me wondering how it happened. Maybe some of you can help me figure it out.
I was riding down a busy, shoulderless road and started a slight acceleration since the traffic started moving from a stoplight (I didn't have to stop, since I was far enough away).
I was standing up, during my acceleration, but it wasn't a strong acceleration, but this is where it gets confusing.
I believe I felt my pedals lock up and there seemed to be a downward pressure placed on my right big toe and then all of a sudden I was thrown down to the pavement on my left side. Luckily the closest vehicle behind me was just far enough for me to jump out of the way and get on the curb.
The damage to my bike base on a cursory roadside inspection: Broken mirror (mounted left side of bike); chain off chain ring (between frame and chain ring); rear wheel totally out of true; front brake needed adjusting; rear brake needed adjusting due to wobbly wheel. These problems found during cursory inspection, will complete more detailed inspection and repairs probably sometime today.
I did a quick truing of the rear wheel and adjustments to the brakes and rode 5-miles home. As I was riding I was trying to figure out what happened, focusing on my right foot, since I felt that pressure come down on my big toe; I have no idea what that was. The accident kind of felt like what happens when you squeeze the front brakes at speed, but I wasn't slowing down, I was accelerating.
Anyone ever have an accident that left you wondering what happened?
Here are a couple of pics of some of my injuries, the other injuries are internal and show no external signs, such as some very sore ribs on my left side. All in all I'm ok and will be back on the bike as soon as I do a thorough inspection and repairs.
BTW, my right big toe is also sore, so something did happen to it, but I just can't figure out what would have caused that downward pressure.