Tuesday, May 16


I decided to take the bicycle on a tour of the neighborhood last night, and got my helmet on, velcro'ed my pants leg shut, and rode around for a while as the sun set. I was going to go once more "around the block" when I hit a patch of sand, braked a little harder than I should have, and flew through the air sideways onto the pavement. My knees hit first, ripping my jeans, then my hands, then my (gasp) head. Nothing reinforces the concept of "you need to wear your helmet" than the pavement coming toward your head at 9.8 m/s^2.

I'm mostly scraped up, but I put a bandage on my worst scraped bits, put new pants on, and went out to dinner last night. I ache this morning. My right foot got twisted somehow, and my knee aches.

BUT... yesterday I finished the applied I-cord edging for the Big Kureyon cat bed, knit the first 4 plain rows, and the increase rows. It's chugging right along, just like I want it to. :)


Maus said...

Oh yoou poor thing! Nothing puts a damper on fine physical activity than a fall like that. Hope your wounds heal quickly and you go ride again :)

Crazy Colorado Knitter said...

I hope so. I have my friend "Advil" to help me along. ;)

It's a good thing we bought first-aid tape last time we went to Target, though. I ended up using one of the 2x2 gauze pads and needed the tape.

Ben's just glad i'm not a wuss about it.

Kathy said...

Ouch! Glad you're okay!

Brie said...


Glad you're not seriously injured and glad the kitty bed is coming along.

Lisa said...

So sorry about the tumble...aren't you glad you had the helmet?

Leisel said...

OUCH! I'm so sorry to hear you're hurt... and so glad you weren't hurt even worse.