cycling — a bad day, a good dayPosted: June 28, 2012
Riding to our Wednesday night ride, my chain locked up when the rear quick release hub slipped, and feet clipped into the pedals, I toppled to the pavement like an oak felled by the woodsman’s axe. Crash, in front of about 200 witnesses right on the mainstreet in downtown Naperville. Scrapes and cuts, but glad I had my helmet on. Must be a bad day.
But… none of the many cars around me, ran me over — turning my brains into jello or even worse scratching my beautiful bike. Maybe it’s a good day.
So off I went to the ride, wounded pride and all and we got in a great 33 miles.
The moral: don’t let a setback keep you down, even the most embarassing event can be seen in a positive light.
Learn from your mistakes, check your quick release hubs periodically.