Thursday, August 21, 2008

What the.........

As the days grow shorter it is darker and darker in the mornings. Last week as I left at 5:15 to ride the infamous Utah Hill - it was very dark. I have a flashing red light on the back so no one hits me but no light on front. Ivins City and Kayenta have city ordinances against streetlights except on main roads in order to maintain the night sky so as I turned onto 400 west and headed north I might as well have been riding with my eyes closed. I was navigating by the stars and maybe should have slowed down a little because at 13.6 mph I hit this.





Someone had strategically left a large pile of gravel in the roadway. You can still see where my tire made contact.
I was flipped straight over, broke the fall with my face and ended up on my back completely confused.

I pulled myself together and figured out what I had hit, cleaned myself off and started riding again.
As I started to sweat I realized by the burning on the left side of my face that I may have left some of my dermis back at the gravel pile. It felt like I had been hit in the face with a burning track shoe.

I finished my ride and went to buy a light.




Stupid construction people.

6 comments:

Lynette and Anthony said...

Ouch but I want to see pictures of your face :)

Sara Anne said...

Me too, me too!

Bob said...

I would give "one million dollars" to see that clip posted on youtube!!

Rachel said...

I'd love to see some pictures of your face as well!

Diane said...

Where's the picture of your face? Great blog!

B& JWeston said...

We would like to see the picture as well, but we surely enjoy your blogs. Keep writing and riding. Mom