Hitting the deck

It’s a funny sensation taking a fall on the bike. One minute you’re flying along the road, thinking nothing. The next thing you know, the road’s rushing up at your face at an angle. Then you realise you’re laying on the wet ground, legs tangled between a bike and you should try and stand up.

I took a spill today. Nothing major. The inevitable bruised hip and torn kit. And a big scuff to my helmet. Good thing I was wearing one, I remember it bouncing into the floor. The fall was within the first 10 kilometres of a planned 60 km ride. I got up and readjusted my glasses, straightened my skewiff bars and gave my body and bike a quick once-over. Finding no significant damage to either, I got back on the bike and carried on for the remaining 50km. Like a pro!

Today’s ride – featuring mud, grot, a mechanical and a crash. Spring Classics or what!

4 thoughts on “Hitting the deck

  1. Sheree says:

    Well done! On the few occasions I’ve fallen, it’s been the case that one minute I’m flying along and next minute I’ve hit the tarmac. I find injuries tend to be worse when you know you’re going to fall, particularly when you’re taken out by a teammate crashing in front of you or wiping out your front wheel.

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