riding down comm ave. today heading east.
light was green but people were crossing anyway
i go to blow through and avoid them like ususal but some guy walking a mountain bike walks in front of me.
i plow into him and go over my handlebars and land in front of a car that was also waiting for the people to get out of the intersection.
first fall ever, and it was kind of a confidence boost cause i was able to jump back up, fix my bike and keep riding.
my stem was super crooked (luckily i had my alan wrench in my bag) and there is some weird squeeking coming from my crank, i think, which i'll have checked out tomorrow.
it was really weird, it was all really calm in my head. like i saw the guy walk in front of me and i didnt panic or try to emergency stop or anything, just accepted that i was going to hit him and let it rip. i dunno. strangly reassuring though, i must say.
however, the thought of what would have happened had i been clipped in (on my other bike) does make me a little nervous about those clips.
anyway, just thought i'd share.