This weekend was going along fabulous. I'm at Charlie's and last night we had Lenny, Kristen, and Farley over for a lovely dinner and quality time. I love seeing the Forest Folk and their puppies. The food was awesome and the company was even better.
Today was going to be a short day since I had derby scrimmage tonight. Well it kind of got foiled. We had a nice breakfast and got our bikes ready so we could head to the local cafe. My tire was flat but we easily fixed that. The smoothie and the sunny patio was wonderful. The ride home was a different story...
We had to stop at the gas station on the way home. We crossed when there wasn't traffic and had to get on the sidewalk since we were going against the flow. Well, my skinny tires did not agree with this maneuver and my bike pitched sideways sending me to the cement as I exclaimed a choice word. If it was derby I did a perfect four point fall, but sadly I didn't have all the awesome padding that comes with derby.
One nice thing is Charlie is an EMT so I had my own personal emergency medicine guy. My knees took most of it and my chin has a small scrape that gave up enough blood to make me think it was a lot worse. My hands braced me a bit but they are fine. As I was sitting there all I could think of was "Please don't let me puke up that $4 smoothie." Yeah I totally had my priorities straight. Once I was done being nauseous and he felt he could leave me alone for 10 minutes I took a seat in some shade while he got the car.
At this point I'm cleaned up and relaxing on the couch. No derby tonight. I've been ordered to stay here till the morning so he can wait on my hand and foot and make sure I'm ok. I think I can live with that but I really wanted to scrimmage. See kids, derby is safer than riding a bike....kinda. =) The damage can be seen below.