Bringing Sexy Back
- Jan 26, 2010
Oh yeah, look at that, I still have a wife.
You’re really lucky you didn’t snap your clavicle.I did go over the handlebars earlier this summer, but that was at a very low speed.
This was more of a proper pucker moment, to put it mildly. I remember the pedals suddenly going loose and my brain going into hyper-drive. I had two choices - either keep rolling downhill around this blind corner that leads to a major street (Lakeshore Blvd) and hope my light is green or pick a spot and lay 'er down immediately. I ended up hugging a guardrail and then just throwing myself at it. I did a somersault and my helmet and right shoulder hit the pavement first.
One option I failed to consider was to unclip one foot and put it on my back tire to slow it down, but that wouldn't have stopped me before reaching Lakeshore, it happened on an 8-10% grade descent.
I think I reacted well, all things considered.
This is where I crashed: 11 Colborne Lodge Dr