...or cursed, chose one.
after extatic joy from finally getting my bike after crashing my conversion 2, nearly three months ago, so far i have crashed twice in four days.
first crash: the day after getting it, i was going around pedestrians on campus and go off the side walk and getting a pinchflat while riding back onto the sidewalk and thus falling by loosing traction. this led to 6 hours of frustration of fixing the flat. a futile attempt at fixing the pinch, three replacement tubes with holes, and a failed patch, that i only realized the next morning when i had to get to work at 7am (my neighbor lent me his bike for the time being).
second: riding behind a car down a slow street, as i start to pass on the left, the guy driving started turing to park in a diagonal space on the opposite side of the street while turning the signal on after begining the turn. i crash into his rear drivers side tail light, braking it. he was cool and didnt want to go legal with it, cause i would have been s.o.l..
i never crashed riding around town before, im guessing it might just be me and being unorthodox because im back on a road bike from a really slack mtn bike, or that not having that nifty gadget that is a brake that im used to.
on the bright side i have had plenty of compliments on the thing, though its the basic stock version (affordability and quality is the reason for buying it) and its nothing fancy.
just felt like sharing.