Riding home from work tonight I took the second to last 90-degree turn before getting home a bit too leaned over and my back wheel slid out. Couldn't keep upright and just went down - hard. I must have been doing about 40kph (25-mph) and the road was just slightly wet from the first bit of drizzle of the night - perfect recipe for disaster...
Damages: one scraped knee, one bruised hand, one rear derailleur bent, derailleur hanger snapped, right shifter bent inwards and ruined bar tape.
Conclusion: I'm an idiot for taking my eye off the ball - should have known better as the same thing happened about 2 months ago.
Anyone want to see a pic of the bloody knee and mashed up bike?
EDIT: Good thing is that a car full of women stopped to see if I was OK - yeah sure - just a bit of blood. Swallowed the pain, brushed self off and said I'd be fine and walked the last half-kilometer home.
ouch! hope you're ok. Didn't you just recently get your bike smashed up by a mental van driver too?
Is that a 2006 genesis day 05? If so you've got the same bike as me!
Same guy - same bike (I've upgraded almost everything to Campy Centaur). My rear der got bent by the crazy white van driver. Also got bent a month before that with a low speed crash cornering into my driveway.
That rear der is haunted. Time to upgrade to Chorus me thinks...
Oh crap! Hope you're recovering well or on the road again.
Thanks. Healing nicely. Put the sling away last week, and working on range-of-motion, but still 2 weeks before I'm supposed to do much lifting and 5 or 6 before I can cycle. At least the weather is cooperating for not-riding (-2F today with wind chill.)
Crash detail on my journal if you want to compare.
How'd that agressive driver incident of yours turn out?
Originally Posted by VegaVixen
Well, you are now officially a true cyclist! If that's any comfort.
Thanks, but hardly my first crash. That was an endo about 30 years ago that landed me in the hospial overnight.