What Can Brown Do For You? (jeremyb) wrote,
What Can Brown Do For You?
jeremyb

First real accident

I got into my first real bike accident last night, about 6 miles into a 25 mile ride.

I as riding 3rd in line in a pace line, behind Scott when he suddenly slow down.  I ran into the back of him, my wheel turned to the side, the bike came to a halt, and I went over the handlebars.  I was glad to be wearing gloves, as I put my hands out to protect my pretty face, but my right elbow and left knee took the brunt of the force (mostly my right elbow).  I also got several nice puncture woods in my leg from the sprocket of the chain.  Those bled a lot, and by the time I got home, my right sock was covered in blood.  My leg was covered in grease and blood, my brand new jersey and shorts were ripped to shreds, and I was generally pissed.  I took Travis' bike back home while he worked on making mine ridable again, and I managed over 20mph on the way back, uphill.  I guess adrenaline is good like that.

I hurt now though.  I have a 15mi ride scheduled for today, and 65mi tomorrow.  I'm worried I won't be able to do it, and with the 100mi ride just one week away, I could have issues.

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