It has been a while since I had any kind of injury from cycling.  Today I made up for some of that lost time. Excited to have my bike back, I went out this morning for the first time to ride.  And I learned an important lesson: after you’ve been off it for a while, it is best to check your gear before expecting to ride like you were before. It rained some last night and the roads were still wet.  On the first good downhill run, I tried to put on the brakes and they didn’t respond the way I expected them to.  Down I went, sliding along the road for a good 10 feet. Apart from a bruised and swollen leg and road rash on various parts of my body, I’m alive.  The same can’t be said for my shorts which were shredded.  I took a few minutes to lay on the side of the road and recover a bit from the shock.  Then I limped back home. I’m just disappointed that I won’t be putting in any miles for a few days.

2 thoughts on “Wrecked”

  1. That is the absolute worst thing about hurting yourself when riding, not only do you feel foolish, you hurt, but you can’t ride till you heal. Plus next time the road is a bit slippery you’ll be more cautious about riding.

    It all combines for a crappy experience.

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