Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlanta Area
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I went down today
It had just rained but I wanted to take the bike to the store. I've ridden in the rain and after rain storms plenty and never had any issues. Today I hit the decel lane and went to turn into the parking lot and the back wheel felt like it hit glare ice. It went right out from under me and before I knew what was happening, my ass was on the pavement. The guy in the van behind me stopped and so did the lady in front of me. They both thought I was ready to go to the ER. No injuries outside of a little road rash on my elbow. Somehow it ripped a $500 Saddlemen seat right off the fender. Musta been a sheen of oil on that wet pavement but I looked at it pretty closely. It just looked like normal road pavement to me. I wasn't doing much over 5 mph. I still don't know what happened. That's the first time my Michelin's failed to hold the road.
I lost my job at the bank the other day. A lady came to my window and asked me to check her balance so I pushed her down.