Friday, 11 May 2012

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...

So there I was, merrily freewheeling down the hill into Canterbury, singing a bit of Emerson Lake and Palmer to myself.

"Welcome back my friends
To the show that never ends
So glad you could attend
Come inside,come inside..."

Dodging the speed bumps.

"There behind the glass
Lies a real blade of grass.."

Waving to the crossing guard.

"Be careful as you  pass
Moving on, mo-"

The car in front has stopped.

On with the brakes.


Oops, there goes the front brake cable.

Harder on the back brake.

It locks, and starts to swing around.

I am OK, I will stop.

I might stop.

I'm not going to stop.

I thud into the back of the car at around 45 degrees.

Then, in slow motion, the rear of the bike lifts up, and I do a just as slow motion rolly-polly over the handle bars into the road.

I think that the crossing guard and car driver were more shaken than I was.

But not a wonderful start to the day really - wonder if the exam will turn into a wreck too?

Now if only I had bashed my head, or sprained my wrist...  :-)


agg79 said...

Good Lord, man, I hope you are alright. I started out to wish you luck on your test with the old "break a leg" expression but realized that might be a bit prophetic.

Glad you were not seriously hurt. I've done one of those "over the handlebar" tricks - they really do happen in slow motion. I imagine you got a a couple of wicked bruises and scrapes as souvenirs. Need to get that bike to the shop. I hope the ride back home is less eventful.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - Funnily enough, no bruises or scrapes at all! Ah, the Break a Leg thing would have been hilarious - especially if I HAD broken one!

ShadowRun300 said...

Luck is definitely on your side! Hopefully that luck will carry over to the exam as well! Glad to hear you're okay!

terri said...

So glad you came away from that incident okay!