I managed to crash my bike on Friday, and gave myself a couple of minor injuries in the process. I’m not entirely sure how I managed it, but I was heading down the cobbled part of North Woodside Road towards Kelvinbridge Underground when I just lost control of the bike. It happened fairly fast, but I think I somehow managed to hit a slippery patch of leaves at the gap between two cobbles. My bike went from under me, and I landed mainly on my right knee and wrist. Judging by the intermittent pain in my chest I think I was also poked in the ribs by the end of my handlebars. I managed to limp home, but my bike saddle was mangled beyond repair.

So, as a result of my unfortunate accident, I find myself in need of a new saddle. I’ve been up to Dales and Evans Cycles to have a look at what’s on offer, and I even managed to trick the sales assistants into letting me try out a few. I’m leaning towards something from Specialized’s Body Geometry range at the moment, but I need to investigate and see which ones are suited to the type of riding that I normally do. I don’t want to accidentally buy some highly specialised downhill seat, or worse some Tour De France ball sack bursting razor blade.

1 Response to “Ouch”

  1. 1 Mysterion August 22, 2010 at 13:20

    I never knew the tour de france was so edgy :-S

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