so i'm riding thru the park last evening, on my way home from getting a burrito (mmm) and cruising along pretty good on the little asphalt bike path... i come up to a sharp turn, but figure the knobbies on my mtb can handle it. well, what i didn't see was the small puddle of water i was about to corner thru. my back wheel skidded out from under me and i went down on my side, absorbing most of the impact with my chin/nose/mouth. there was a lot of blood. i got home and realized i had bitten almost completely thru my lower lip, right under my soul patch. dang. just thought i'd share. any other similar experiences?
I nearly avoided a face plant the other day on my mountain bike by doing a super sized push up on a giant boulder with my teeth a quarter of an inch from smashing thereby bending and breaking (figuratively) my lower back. Sometimes you get lucky sometimes you don't.
scattante road bike, raleigh rush hour, khs flite, schwinn stingray
i had one the other day when i was back home after getting my student visa extended. it was pretty much all my fault but the guy got out of his car and everything asking if i was ok and was more concerned about me than his car.
i was riding way to close to a car in the bike lane/parking spots and there was construction so i tried to squeeze around on the right hand side when he suddenly stopped and my hand hit the rear end and i couldnt really stop. i went over and hit the ground. only got two minor scrapes on my right knee and a nice mark smack in the center of my phone's lcd for good, which i discovered when i got home. to say the least, a total stupid crash on my part and a brake wouldn't have helped what so ever. aside from making the fall more amusing to watch.