Saturday, August 1, 2015

35 Miles of Fun, Then OUCH!

The weather today was nice this morning, so I went for a bike ride with my sweetie, DH.  We chose one of our regular routes, about 35 miles total.  That's good for a two hour ride.

We were having fun, playing Fox and Hound to start with, and then riding together after he caught up to me.  We rode through a small town, and then through a country cemetery.
Stopping by a little country church.
We saw lots of other riders, and even chased a couple!  Everything was going great, we were almost home.  Unbeknownst to me, my front tire was almost flat.  I was following DH as he went into a hard right turn.  That's when the front wheel slid out from under me as I leaned the bike over in the turn.  I had just enough time to realize something wrong before I got slammed down hard on my hip/glute.

Just 3 tenths of a mile from the house...And I had to walk home.  The tally so far from this mishap?  One pair of expensive  shorts now with extra ventilation!  One badly scraped right brake lever.  One scraped rear derailleur.  One pair of expensive internally cabled J-bars (handlebars) cracked and ruined.  One latex tube.  And one moderate case of road rash with swelling and bruising down the thigh.

Road rash covered with Silvadene and Tegaderm.


  1. Ouch! Biking is expensive with the crashes. Hope it heals quickly.

  2. Bummer. Glad you're okay though.


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