If I’d known I was going to do that I’d have worn pads…

Question answered: You cannot ride the bike up Landlady’s hill – not in the lowest gear with the assist turned all the way up.

I rode the bike to afternoon chicken chores, racing the rain. Got down the hill easier than I thought, checked on the ladies, then made as much speed as I could at the turn at the base of the hill going home. Got about halfway up before I could feel that heavy bike trying to fall back down the hill.

A more skilled rider probably wouldn’t have actually dumped it, but I did. Got a little road rash…

…and so did the bike but not bad. That leather-like substance on one grip got scratched a little, and a little mud-caked. Won’t be the last, or I’m not living hard enough. Got home just in time for the rain.

Live and learn, question answered. From now on I’ll plan on walking beside the bike on that hill.

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7 Responses to If I’d known I was going to do that I’d have worn pads…

  1. Ben says:

    Joel…Joel…Joel… (Bangs head on keyboard) 😉

  2. Joel says:

    What? I had to try it.

  3. Kentucky says:

    Helmet on?

  4. charboord says:

    I’m impressed you could get a photo of your elbow!

  5. Zelda says:

    Imagine the outcome if you’d been carrying a load of something – eggs, feed, chickens, hay..

  6. Joel says:

    I’d have probably been a lot more careful.

  7. Mike says:

    Glad you’ur OK Joel, that fall could have been a lot worse. One thing that you’re better at than a lot of people I know is that you learn from your mistakes, which means not seeing any more posts like this. As for the skilled rider quip, all the skilled riders I know (or watch on YouTube) don’t have to deal with a prosthetic leg, so it’s time to cut yourself some slack.

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