Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Reaching New Heights of Buffoonery


I keep finding new and clever ways of crashing myself.

I wonder what I looked like, with one hand caught between my rear wheel and frame, index finger getting tire smooshed, foot trying to unclip...before coming to an abrupt stop and plunking over in the middle of the road.

...just as the Specialized ride, and my ex, some teenagers in a pickup, and our in house legal council, were headed in the other direction.

Sometimes rides that are meant to clear your head don't work out as planned.

15 Comments:

At 6:37 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

oh no! that looks painful. was this the road bike?

a fried of ours caught her hand between the frame and wheel also.

 
At 6:47 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

That looks stingy.

So you have to tell us how you ended up with your hand caught before you actually crashed.

 
At 8:52 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

you should not be allowed on your bike 2 weeks before kern

 
At 8:53 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

migo sends lots of sloppy kisses

 
At 8:59 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

she went and raced the San Jose Twilight crit after work.


and rode great.


tough girl.

 
At 9:14 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

I was trying to wipe off the glass that I just rode through.

me = klutzo

 
At 9:29 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

ack!

that picture is making my skin hurt.

 
At 9:34 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

Oops, that was me. Michael is not a klutzo

and smooshing your finger in the tire makes it hard to type

 
At 9:38 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

ouchy!

looking at the bright side (cus I am such the optimistic type)...

at least there were no blackberry bushes or poison oak....

 
At 9:42 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger alicat said...

oh dear.

i did the same thing a few months ago and have a hole in my neoprine glove (and thumb) to prove it. the poor minty recruit who i was riding with was a bit scarred by the whole thing.

Straight home with some good lovin for you:)

 
At 9:53 PM, May 08, 2007, Blogger Lilly Bella said...

aw...boo boo

You're turning into a regular road warrior! First intervals in rain, then this...what is next?

You should race the Salinas Crit and cash out baby. I want to...but we'll see if sleep is in my future.

 
At 7:20 AM, May 09, 2007, Blogger chatterbox said...

oW! cyclistrick and i were trying to figure out how that happened and decided you must have been trying to get glass off your tire. molto bummer.

if it makes you feel better, i think we are the world's most clumsy couple. we do stuff like that all the time.

 
At 10:22 AM, May 09, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Road rash & bruises will make you look even tougher for Kern. Plus they match the VB kit...

 
At 1:31 PM, May 09, 2007, Blogger cerebral scribbles said...

Oh noo!!! We're going to have to see about getting you one of those "grabber-claws on a stick" so you don't have to reach down while riding.

owie!

 
At 2:53 PM, May 09, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

my elbow is totally oozing right now

 

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