Sunday, February 19, 2006

damn it all, I fell

although nothing too serious, I must admit.
but it's the first time in 5 years, I'm pretty good at staying upright usually.
I cleaned my bike on friday afternoon, including the wheels and tires, and I think I left a film of shampoo on the tires. That, combined with the criminal waste of water that is washing the streets every night, was enough.

you can see in the above foto that they just did it again.
the fact that there is a serious drought on doesn't make any difference to these crimal cabals in government. They passed a law about six months ago to stop watering the parks and gardens and to stop the washing of the streets, but all they did was put new stickers on all the water trucks that say 'not potable water'
like that solves the problem
I can't believe what I see everyday. The sooner it all falls apart the better, if you ask me. Won't be soon enough for the majority of the species on the planet, I'm sure enough about that.
anyway, as usual I haven't any time, so I better not get into any extended rant about the problem with the human species.
suffice to say that I suffer more from looking at our behavior as a species than I did from falling.
that's the worst of it

and this, on my beautiful consumer product.

also a little other bit

and a little more, along with a hole in my only cycling jacket, which would explain why this didn't make it through the first layers of my skin

and the other end of my bike, but really nothing that is more than superficial damage to me or the bike.
I had only just left the house and jumped off the curb and into the badly off-camber roundabout, which as I have mentioned had just been watered by the council watertruck.

I started to lose it but managed to control things, and was just engaging in a little self congradulation about how well I handled that dangerous front wheel slide and next thing I'm on the floor.
maybe if I wasn't so cocky the second slide wouldn't have happened. but I think it was meant to be. I need to remember to clean off the tires better after I wash my bike.
still this is the worst, so I came out alright, really.

sorry to say, no illustration friday again this week.
Hi to my mum and my sister who are on-line now.

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merlinprincesse said...

AHHHH ! Disinfect and take Tylenol! Right now! Sooooo not cool!

Detlef said...

Nasty grazes. Get well soon, and on the bike again.

Weaseldog said...

Hrmm, it never occurred to me to take pictures of my road rash. I could've gotten some great shots that day I laid it down at 25mph and broke my wrist.

I thought all Europeans shaved their legs for cycling?

If I start riding again and get razzed once more about my gorilla fur, I'll just point out that Scott in Spain doesn't shave either.

I apreciate it, but less cheek next time please.

Teri C said...

Advice from the nurse, make a little sketch for your Blog and get lots of rest!

We miss you at IF!!!!!

scott said...

wow, thanks so much to you all for coming by, I really appreciate it.
I can't seem to get my timetable under control enough to do even a little 'normal' blogging.
sorry to you all.
I did do 260 kms on the weekend though
also weaseldog, when summer comes around I will be shaving my legs I suppose.
even though it is a pain in the butt.
and what was it that you appreciated? hum..?

ja ja
as they say in spain
( the J is jota and is pronounced like a very strong H sound so that's actually ha ha)
ha ha
anyhow thanks again.
I might see if I can't pay you all a visit before I crash out.
(figure of speech)

Weaseldog said...

So, how are you feeling today?

Anonymous said...

Poor baby. *Teehee*

Weaseldog said...

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” - Irish Blessing

You're at 1/5. :)

Teri C said...

Scott, remember when you tagged me? Now I am tagging you to reveal four things in different categories about yourself!

Ellis Nadler said...

ah, a bad case of road rash