Monday, 6 June 2011

A good reason not to think about your pension while cycling

I admit it, I was deep in a day dream. I was thinking about my pension. I was (to be frank) thinking about my boss's pension too, and some questions I'd like to ask him. Then suddenly, whack! I had that slow motion thing. But unlike the cockroaches you see in slow-mo on nature films, where they find a foot coming towards them laughably slow and can take evasive action, I was unable to do anything except fall kind of through my bike, hitting knee, elbow, thigh. And giving each a good hit and scrape.

The cause? I think I had hit a ridge with my tyre and because it was wet, slipped and fell.

The ridge was simply the join between two bits of tarmac - one green, one grey - with a little metal ridge to seperate them. I find that moving at an angle between two heights on a surface is very dangerous somehow,  and slippy.

Anyway, karmacycle escapes with minor injuries and a few aches - luckily it was in a quiet spot by the canal so no-one was there to run me over.

Try not to think about pensions while you're cycling.


Ben said...

Be careful out there! (and so, are you coming back to blogging?)

KarmaCycle said...

Hi Ben - thanks, I will try to be - I hope you are too! Yes, I think I will come back to blogging - and try to limit it to when I've actually got something I want to say, not just for the sake of it.

tim aka suspectpackage said...

had a little tumble on friday, although not entirely on my own, hope you're ok