Sunday, April 14, 2013

What's In Your Bucket List?

I take my brand new shiny bike out and end up 20 feet down a ravine after the tires got caught between the slats of a bridge and dumped me down the side.  Bike appears to be fine but I'm pretty beat up and sore.  At least I've crossed off the "drop off the side of a bridge on a bike and survive" on my bucket list.  Where's a helmet cam and a buddy behind you recording it when you need one? 

I swear I don't have a death wish and I'm not trying to be a stuntwoman.  I was just crossing the wooden bridge out the main road.  I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't be on a bike after this.  I've given it three years and maybe it's not for me.  Doing some serious soul searching now as this makes the third accident I probably shouldn't have been able to walk away from.  

The drop bars slammed up into my chest on the way down and my upper body took the rest of the fall as I was bent over the bike going down.  At least today it doesn't hurt to breathe.  Hubby said not to sell anything or do anything rash until I get better and give it a couple of weeks to heal up.

Hopefully I'll be feeling better in a couple of more days.      





Judy said...

Wow. Well, I hate the wooden bridges and so many of them have no rails, so it would easy to go off of one. I've almost done that myself a time or two. I'm with your hubby on this, let it ride for a few weeks and then try again. I've had some rather spectacular falls myself but for me I can't imagine not riding. It feeds my soul being out on my bike. I have a feeling that you're probably the same way. I've met people who won't ski as they are too afraid of falling and it's true, sometimes you do fall, but the rest of the time it's just a blast. Cycling is like that. I bet that soon you'll be back to riding with a smile on your face.
From another quilting cyclist,