Well, for the third time in about 4000 miles, I crashed. Sigh, yes 'tis true. The Little Red Bike is now officially broken in. Thankfully, not very broken. Our story starts where all good stories start: It was a dark and stormy night....
Well, one fact in that it was dark. In fact it was 4:45 in the morning! I had planned to rise early and commute the 26 miles to work, and enjoy the lovely warm morning and have a nice peaceful ride into work. Sadly, it wasn't to be. As I headed down the first hill (Gentile St. for you Utahns) I hit a pothole. Not a big one, nor a deep one. The fact that I was going almost 30 miles an hour might have been a causal factor in the festivities. Well, right after the pothole, the front tire flatted, and before I could get control of the LRB, things got exciting as a standard crash and burn occurred.
Nice jogging tights: Trash
The seat cover of the Rans Seat: Torn.
Front Rim: Intact, with a bit of a hop. The tube however is trash. My new Conti GP tire survived. They make good tires!
Road rash: In full bloom. Yowee it feels special.
For now it appears the bike is intact, all important moving parts appear to be working fine. Seriously, it could have been a lot worse!The FAA Doc says I will be sore as heck for a bit, then heal just fine. I will take the rim down and have it checked. So, that's the news of the day. Hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend and get some fresh air and sunshine.