For those familiar with this area, we were on the Sawmill Branch Trail. At mile 13 of a 16 mile ride, under the Trolley Road bridge part of the trail, 3 kids had their bikes parked ON THE TRAIL (in the darkness of the shadow of the bridge). At about 15 mph down the descent under the pass, dodged 2bikes, hit the 3rd! After hubby rigged my bike enough that it would ride, I FINISHED the ride!!! And, no, I did NOT cry!
Lesson learned from all sides here. 1)Shame on me for not having my helmet on! I did hit my head! Please, don't lecture me, I won't respond. I know better. Won't happen again! 2)The parents of those kids will hopefully teach them better while being in that kind of environment. It's not all sight-seeing and fishing in the ditches! Some of us go out there for a work-out! There are guys on road bikes out there that surely do 20mph or faster for the entirety of the trail!
But, as I told my friends on FB...I'm going to use it as a learning experience! Besides, since nothing is broken, I didn't have to take a ride to the ER, I don't have a concussion (that we know of, yet), I FINISHED the ride AND I didn't cry, AND I didn't cuss--I have TOTAL BRAGGING RIGHTS! I mean, Hubby will tell ya', it was a pretty good tumble! And I hit a little piece of each corner of my body! hahaha! Pics below:
But after I shook it off, got over being mad about it, realized that I could finish the ride instead of walking my bike back, all-in-all, it was a great ride! I mean, I did 16.2 miles!!! My longest ride, yet! :)
HAHAHAHA! I'm glad that the ending was one that I can laugh about after-the-fact. It really could've been a horrible, horrible thing!