Sunday was a bit of an odd day: periods of brilliant sunshine intermixed with torrential downpours. So I decided that as it wasn’t raining, I’d pop along to the local supermarket by pushbike to pick up a few groceries. Having whizzed along the high street, I turned into the Broadway where there’s a pedestrian crossing. A young family were waiting to cross and I hit the brakes a little too hard. I started slipping, which consequently caused the bike to start spinning.
The last time this happened I fell off and hit the ground hard – dislocating my right shoulder. I was off the bike for six months and had to go to physiotherapy to build up strength in my upper arm again. This time I decided that wasn’t going to happen, so I managed a cross-leap/hop from the bike frame and caught my balance.
I didn’t quite get away with it: I hit my left calf which caused some muscular pain. When I uprighted the bike and brought over to the pavement for inspection, I couldn’t see anything wrong. My cycle leggings were in tact, so nothing to be concerned about. A bit of stinging that’s all. When I got home, I took a look..
Since that picture was taken, the damage and bruising is more obvious. Nothing bad, just horrible to look at and still a bit stingy. Better than a cracked rib and dislocated shoulder any day!
The only other outcome is that when pedalling uphill this morning, the chain/gears started to really play up and became entangled into the crank system and pulling pieces out of place. So I’m having to commute by bus/train for the time being until the bike can be repaired.