Saturday, September 11, 2010

15 Miles and My First Wipeout

I flipped a coin this morning to see if I would go for a run or a bike ride, and bike ride won. It was a beautiful day, perfect for biking, and I went 15.5 miles. The strange thing is that I am more tired after running 3 miles than biking 15. Really weird. I almost went for a run after the bike ride, but decided against it. I had a really good ride. Except for two things.

First, my bike light fell off and I realized the clip broke, so I'll need to get a new one. Not a big deal.

Second, I had my first wipe-out on my bike. I was riding through a campground of a local BBQ towards the end of my ride, checking to see if my friend was participating in the BBQ cook-off this year, and I totally wiped out. I forgot I was riding on a sand/dirt path and took a turn too sharp, and down I went. Of course I immediately looked around to see if anybody saw me fall. (I don't think they did.) I hit my head, but didn't get hurt, but I did get a nice raspberry on my leg.


Julie said...

I am glad to hear that you are okay:) If it makes you feel any better, I could totally see myself doing something like that! I had to laugh at how you quick got up and checked to see if anyone was watching:) You had a great bike ride too...15 miles is awesome!

Lisa said...

ouch. glad your tumble wasn't too bad.

Hi! I'm Erin said...

I'm so afraid of falling off my bike! I guess I should try and do it on some sand like you did so that I'll get over my fear :-)

Nobel4Lit said...

I fell off my dad's bike that was too tall for me and my body hit a parked car on the way down, lol. Thank goodness it was at a very low speed, and glad that you see okay!

lindsay said...

Glad it wasn't a bad crash! I have really been enjoying my bike lately too.

Miranda said...

Glad it wasn't a bad tumble, I find riding a lot less exhausting than running, and actually usually ride as my cool down after running, seems to help keep me from getting sore.

shenx said...

Nice to hear that your okay....glad that the tumble was not that bad...


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