Revenge is Sweet
A couple of years ago, just after I’d bought my sturdy commuting bike, I was riding along Newcastle’s Quayside with my friend The Irishman. We cycled along the empty bus lane, and at the end were going to continue along the pavement, which is wide & generally used as a mixed bicycle / pedestrian route.
The trouble was that I approached the drop-down kerb at too shallow an angle. My front wheel skidded along it’s 1-inch raised lip, and I fell over. In front of lots and lots of witnesses. The injuries were: a sprained wrist for me, and several of the witnesses needing major abdominal surgery to repair their split sides.
The Irishman found this particularly amusing. In fact, he found it so funny that during our ride today, he regaled Simon from the NE31 Tri club with the story. And then 30 minutes later, he did the same thing . . . and I caught it on film:
I guess this is proof that what goes around, comes around!
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 03/30/2008
- Time: 04:35:50
- Total Time: 1:35:00.00
- Distance: 21.5 miles
- Average Speed: 13.58 mph
- Max Speed: 28 mph