groupw Posted April 27, 2019 Share #1 Posted April 27, 2019 Commute home yesterday-strong tailwind! I was staying with traffic and rather than slam on the brakes and try to make my shortcut through a hotel parking lot, I saw I would have the left turn arrow ahead so I stayed on the street to keep the momentum. The hike/bike trail has a crossing about a block after that turn. I was going to join the trail there. I have done this many times. However, this time I either had the wrong front tire angle or hit some gravel. Not sure, but the front end washed out and I hit the ground! Gouged the palm of my right hand, scraped fingers on my left had, road rash up my left forearm and elbow and again on my left shoulder. Right knee, too. Handlebars twisted at the stem. I was able to rotate back to relatively straight and rode the remaining 2 miles home. Luckily my clothes survived minus a small blood stain on the knee. I will have to clean the blood off the handgrips tomorrow. I cleaned up and we went to dinner. Driving the Miata, I had to shift gingerly, but the motion seemed to loosen up my stiff wrist. I slept on the couch because I couldn't find a postion in bed that was comfortable. Not sure why the couch slept better... Work today is an adventure in finding new little pains and realizing parts of the body I normally take for granted! 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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