wounded in battle!
I’m not sure I like this BMX nonsense anymore. What am I playing at, learning to bmx at the age of 22 (I grew a year wiser this week unfortunately) ? I’ve ridden road bikes for about five years now, and I’ve only fallen once; the first day I used clipless pedals…and everyone falls on the first ride I swear. Even on this occassion it was only a minor act of instability, promptly quashed by a springy grass verge. Anyway, I’ve been riding my minature wheeled deadweight for a couple of weeks now and I’m already loosing count of the falls. Obviously I should expect this, trying to perfect various maverick acts of deft bike handling, however, I really do object to these new realms of bruising and broken skin. I managed to excavate my left shin this evening, in the renegade act of jumping a speed bump no less. My shin looks decidedly more lumpy than usual, and I have enlisted the help of a long sock to prevent soiling my beadsheets with wound juice.