That was me.
I wanted to ride a bike today so I borrowed Marc's new mountain bike. I was just taking an easy trail, nothing crazy. I was feeling pretty cool actually... wind in my hair, sunglasses on, speeding past the walking grandmas... it was awesome.
Until I couldn't figure out how the the gears worked after going uphill.
You know how you want to pedal faster so you're not working so hard going uphill... ya, I did that, but once it got flat again I couldn't figure out how to get back into a low gear. I didn't want to ruin Marc's new bike, so I just turned around where I was and headed back home looking like a dork pedaling like I was in a spinning class just to get across the horizontal.
I tried to own my awkward pedaling like a boss, you know, like I meant to have it in that high of a gear.
Then I thought I might as well take a shortcut home so I didn't have to keep miserably pedaling this quickly the whole way home.
All was well.
I passed a few dog walkers and a fellow biker.
I still feeling pretty cool and young.
I saw a curb.
I was like, "sweet!"
I could jump this curb.
I'm on a cool bike.
here I go...
can I do this?
well, I can't get out of it now...
Handlebars in my gut, bad hand catching my full body weight on the wet ground and a very sore foot.
I brushed myself off.
Reminded myself I would laugh at this later and quickly pedaled but slowly moved on my journey home.
My foot really hurts.
My hand hurts.
I think I peed my pants...
I'll blame it on a full bladder and the handle bars hitting my gut...
Yes, I did just admit that I peed my pants.
I can't lie.
It's a fault of mine.
OK, I can lie.
I just think it's even funnier that during all that at some point I peed my pants.
Laugh with me!
Let me recap:
My gears aren't working, I think I'm cool, I try to hop a curb, I don't, I crash, I pee, I go home.
Ya, my foot still hurts. I think it's just a sprain, a slight sprain, and my hand hurts a little bit again.
But, hey, I am grateful I had a jacket tied around my waist so no one would see that I peed my pants because that would be embarrassing if everyone knew I peed my pants...
Day 257 of 365 Days of Up