Yet, the mountain bike gods can not shine on you everyday. Here are some things that I learned about crashing my mountain bike and blowing out tires recently:
- A good fall involves bruising at least three limbs and preferably your ribs. So let's see... both knees- check, an elbow- check, a shoulder- check, and my rib cage- check, check.
- During and following a good fall off your mountain bike you have no idea how it happened, how you got there, or how your bike ended up looking that way.
- Bruising your ribs hurts when you are going down stairs, when you're breathing, and when you are trying to scooter, and sometimes when you laugh. This is really cramping my style.
- Blowing out a tire while driving 65 mph on the highway may be the most terrifying thing ever. It's even better when you discover that your spare tire is also flat and rusted on to your car. Cool.