Whoo hoo, blood on a road ride!
Something look wrong to you in that photo? I thought the same thing just as my front wheel went into an open space on the storm grate. Next thing I know the world is spinning and then I’m on my ass. The nice gentleman who stopped to make sure the bike and I were all right said the crash was “youtube worthy.” Damn, an me without a helmet cam. The obvious “injuries” to the Specialized were the right hood was knocked out of alignment, and the front tire was flat, of course. I figured while I fixed the flat, I might as well have an officer come over to see the problem. My current status is a scuffed up elbow, small laceration on the knee (I’m expecting some good bruising, photos to follow if I get decent ones), and a sore shoulder. It could have been a lot worse. Here’s what one’s elbow looks like when it is used to break a fall:
Distance: 24.3 miles
Ride category: Practicing my tuck & roll skills while still attached to the bike.
P.S. My local Walgreen’s was having a great sale on reusable ice packs, buy one, get one free. In case anyone else is in need of extras.