The Worst 20 minute bike ride...ever.
A quick bicycle ride becomes a 12 month ordeal.
Why did i crash? who ever knows? i have been the victim of speed wobbles, pot holes, faulty crank arms, lack of skill, and lack of focus. Every serious climbing fall has been a lack of focus. Skateboarding crashes generally seem like a lack of skill...bicycles have been both lack of focus and faulty equipment...
I am chocking this one up to lack of focus. I had been putting alot of miles on a Shogun touring bike, and what was intended to be a short intense ride on the fixe, was only about 15 minutes long...including the limp home after the crash. I figure i got about 4 minutes of ride...5 minutes of crash and gathering of wits, and then 6 minutes of limping home with a broken bike, a blown out knee and a jacked up shoulder.
Paying for radness, putting blood into the game.
And...the condition of the bike. The wheel is twisted and cracked. I have not had the heart to give the forks a good check. I think that in 2014 I will filp this over to single speed free wheel, give myself a little more margin for operator error.