Monday, September 13

hello bruised ego

I fell off my bike today

I am ok - really I am ok, but my confidence is shaken and my cockiness gone.  It was just a thing where my wheel caught the curb at the wrong angle and me and bike fell sideways, onto Cleveland St.  Thankfully no traffic and I got up real quick and moved back onto the sidewalk.  Then on moving foward again the chain came off and twisted onto itself,  a common problem I hear, I turned the bike over - well away from road, on the footpath- and untangled the chain with the help of a passerby, whom was really helpful thanks so much whomever you were.  He made sure the bike and I were was working before I rode off.

I then had the most of the ride left to go, which I did manage, slowly and carefully.



















Sydney park is really cool with the great big brick stacks..
And although Monday's are normally a dry night tonight I had a 3 fingered whiskey when I got home..



I am still riding to work at 6 in the morning - wish me luck.

7 comments:

Donna (Random Knits) said...

Good luck! you'll be fine :)

Kris said...

Yikes! Hope you're okay. Get back on that horse!

Rose Red said...

you can do eeet!
better a bruised ego than a fractured wrist and elbow!! just ask my husby!

jp said...

You will be fine.
Getting back in the saddle will work.

Happy cycling

travellersyarn said...

Glad that you got back in the saddle - falling off a bike is quite the experience. Thank goodness for random helpful passers-by.

drkknits said...

oh fee, do be careful, its a jungle out there!

Georgina said...

try falling off your bike in front of a tram full of people on swanston street in melbourne (amd breaking your wrist...) glad to hear you're ok and jumping back on...