I felt so good that when we made it back to the car after an hour and a half of riding we weren’t done. So we decided to go another 3-4 miles down the canal in the opposite direction. We reached our turn around point and we decided to ride through the picnic area. We headed down a hill and it was great! Until my hat flew off my head. (Yes, I said hat and not helmet..it was an easy gentle ride on a graded flat surface, I never wear a helmet on the canal!). But, when my hat flew off my head, I jerked and lost control of the bike on a small patch of gravel. At the same time, we assume that I grabbed my left brake...front wheel brakes and locked them up....which caused me to go over the handlebars. I remember hitting and watching my glasses bend and scrap across my face as I landed.
Why yes, as any true blogger would, I took a picture within a few minutes. I did wait until we got the blood to clot and basically stop but I snapped the pic before we cleaned my face up. It was obvious that my eye and cheek were swelling mere moments after the accident.
I eventually got myself up...and back onto the bike. Why yes, I rode the 3-4 miles back to the car. Slowly...and crying from the pain in my shoulder/chest/back the whole way. Not sobbing just silent tears of pain.
The bike injuries?