Wednesday, October 01, 2008

1st Bike Accident

Owie, owie, owie! In two years of regular commuting, I have never fallen, not even a wobble. But yesterday, I hit a streetcar track half buried in water, and went flying over my handlebars. I'm pretty banged up, with my left shin and right shoulder taking the worst of it. I even have a scrape on my chin, just like a scrappy kid. I'm glad I was wearing my helmet and that my instinct was to protect my head, that I didn't land under a car or transit vehicle and that I'm basically ok. Not riding the bike for a few days though. I have to get the alignment checked out, it actually feels funny. Ok, that's it, no more bike accidents!

1 comment:

Unknown said...


Maybe you'll get a cool scar to show off to the kids. :)

Seriously, those streetcar tracks are brutal. And wet metal is the slipperiest surface you'll ever ride on. (Unless you're dumb like me, and ride on a patch of wet ice on the Beltline. ;)

And don't wish for no accidents, just think of them as the world teaching you a lesson you're not going to forget anytime soon. :)