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Lighten Up, Francis! 
18th-Oct-2009 11:48 pm
So yesterday I had a bike wreck on the way home from downtown - in the cold - hit the ground hard - and I have a sore shoulder and back. Also, bike is SCREWED. Somehow while changing gears the chain jumped too hard or too fast, slung the entire gearbox into the spokes, locked the tire up, and as I was riding near a curb threw my tires into said curb and throwing me off and onto the hard, cold ground. Which, by the way, LOOKS deceptively soft. It wasn't. AT ALL. To which I must now say You, Mother Nature - YOU, madam, are a bitch. Best of all, it happened about 30 feet from the spot where Michael, Bessie, & myself thought we found a dead body in broad daylight on their first visit here, just on the other side of TSYS in Murderville.

Did I mention it was fucking cold and I only had on a sweatshirt? Yeah - the temperature dropped like 10 degrees from 1 to 4 yesterday!

By the time I finally got home, I washed the grease from the bike gears that were ripped off of the rear tire (I had to pry them out of the spokes) so that it would actually roll instead of me dragging it uphill skidding the whole way. Then I noticed I still had grass and dirt on my sweatshirt, so I had to change out of that.

I'd gone downtown on the bike when it was still just cool and not yet cold to get a coffee and hang out at Brothers for a bit. I was going to take some more pictures of downtown to have for later, but totally forgot to do that - and when it really started getting cold and windy I knew I'd better hurry home as the temp was dropping so fast.

The universe conspired to make me lighten up, and it worked. I hobbled for 2 miles pushing a broken bike uphill in the cold laughing at myself.
19th-Oct-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Did I mention it was fucking cold and I only had on a sweatshirt?

Well, I'd suggest you put on pants, but, I'd never want to suggest that to you.
19th-Oct-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
You... ;-)
19th-Oct-2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hee. Have you taken the bike in for a check up yet? It might not be as bad as you fear. How's your back?
19th-Oct-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not worried about it, we're selling the bikes before the move anyway so it's just a little knocked off the price. I'm sore still, but it's nowhere near as bad as it was yesterday.
19th-Oct-2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
*back massage*

I'm a damned good masseur. You have one coming now when we meet!
19th-Oct-2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Well, as soon as you decide to come out to the desert and explore, I'll be waiting!
19th-Oct-2009 07:50 am (UTC)
Ouch! But glad you managed to turn the whole thing around and laugh at yourself. Now I need to find out why you're moving to Arizona as I missed reading a lot of stuff whilst in Nepal.
19th-Oct-2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I had to, when faced with being pissed about something I have no control or power to change or laughing it off, I choose to laugh!
19th-Oct-2009 03:26 pm (UTC) - Holy Smokes!
Wishing you better days ahead.......and a brand new bicycle too!

A. Lewis
19th-Oct-2009 04:15 pm (UTC) - Re: Holy Smokes!
It's okay, we were going to get rid of the bikes before the move anyway.
19th-Oct-2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
It's good that you can laugh at yourself. :)
19th-Oct-2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
It's one of the best things you can do for yourself, you know!
19th-Oct-2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're not badly injured. -hug-
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