My Maiden Road Ride Crash…

Can you call a fall at about 20 km/hr an actual crash?  There was blood and road rash so I suppose so.  Thank goodness I didn’t take anyone else with me and my bike appears to be fine so other than the hole in my favorite (only) pair of leg warmers, its nothing that won’t heal.  That was my first crash ever – had to happen sometime…

Thanks for escorting me home, Ron – sure was a much more fun ride home with that tailwind!  The rest of you guys will FLY home from Deacon’s I’m sure; hope breakfast was good and see  you next time.

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One of the "honorary Mennonites" in tights, I have and continue to enjoy the commaraderie and conversation to be had riding with the group. One of the few Women-ites in Tights, she hopes there'll be more females to join the group one day! :) The "boys" are very welcoming!

7 thoughts on “My Maiden Road Ride Crash…

  1. We never made it to Deacon’s, Val. When we reached #207 (the Lorette Road), we had a conference and decided to head back to Steinbach MacDonalds via #311 and Blumenort. Coming down #12 we reached speeds above 60 kph. My apologies for my part in your crash. I believe I moved too suddenly to the right up front, which caused a chain reaction, ending up causing your crash. Hope your knee is OK.

  2. That wind got brutal – sounds like a wise choice to have changed the route.
    No worries, I’m fine, really! And I should have been a bit more careful about where I was but with that wind I think we all just got pushed around a little.
    I’ll be back… 🙂

  3. How bad is your knee? It looked pretty badly gashed. I can certainly sympathize, Val. That wind was battering us all around and it was hard to hold a straight line.

  4. On the ride home today Val recalled that the 2008 Saturday May long weekend ride we also had big wind. Remember the powerful plough wind on our way home from Richer? It blew Shorty right across the road to the shoulder of the on-coming lane. Val was also blown across the road and we all had black teeth smiles, from the dust, when stopped at Cindy’s to catch our breath. Paul showed up in his truck and paced us back to Steinbach.
    May long weekend ride is jinxed for you Val! Next year we have to surround you in the peloton like a Queen’s imperial guard! Maybe Rob would even let you take a turn riding in Paul’s snuggly…

  5. …I don’t even know where to go with that…Rob, think you’d be willing to share????

  6. Glad to hear you are OK Val. Who better to take care of yourself than yourself (the doctor). This was the 3rd time I have been at the back (behind) someone who has gone down and that’s not a great place to be. Thankfully the “crash” today was not more serious and you have the attitude of getting right “back on the horse” so to speak. Hope to see you out soon.

  7. First crash for Val and for MIT 2009 season. This is a sobering reminder of how important it is to remember safe riding etiquette. Good to hear that you’re on the mend Val, and I’m glad it wasn’t more serious. I don’t mind sharing but I suspect Paul would punt my *ss pretty quick to make room for you…

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