I went for a ride early Saturday to get some miles in before the rain. It was cold and windy. Climbed up Somersville Rd and got back down safely. Then I figured it was still early so I might as well turn around and climb it again. A good plan except I forgot to gear down from 50x12.
Mistake #1, as I turned on the rather narrow, sorta uphill part of the road I completely lost momentum. I could not clip out and crashed.
Mistake #2 my left knee and left wrist took most of the fall. I have no idea how the inside of my left knee got scraped because I fell on my left side. And I don't remember sticking my palm out so it must have happened instinctively. I got up thinking I should have let my shoulder and thigh take the brunt of the fall. Oh well.
So I clipped out, while pictures of the Tri guys who have fallen went to my head, and got up and cursed at myself for a few minutes. Stupid, stupid, stupid! I was about 10 miles away from home and nothing seems to be broken, on me and the bike. I figured I don't have to call the wife and got back on the bike and bled all the way home.
Fun, fun stuff. So, how was your weekend?