Most deserved UPD
Well, there’s several titles I could use for this post; slowest UPD, fastest UPD, my worst UPD… but I settled on most deserved UPD. See if you agree.
It all started 24 hours earlier, when I was riding home from work, and pulled up at some traffic lights (see Joe, i do stop sometimes!), resting with my hand on the pole. I notice my wheel seemed stiff, and realised that the loop of my shoelace was just long enough to hook around the end of the crank. A bit of jiggling freed it, the lights turned green, and I was off. With every intention of sorting out the lace. Soon. Although it seems like if the wheel is going around, then the loop won’t hook over. Cool! But I’ll sort it soon…
Just before I leave work this evening, I check for new threads on here and notice the title of this one. Excellent, I’ll get home and chuckle at people hurting themselves. It’s got to be fairly entertaining.
So, on the way out of work, a colleague that’s never seen my uni before is looking at it. “You really ride that? In London? What happens when you fall off?” she says. “I don’t fall off” I reply in an ironic tone that she probably mistook for smugness. Oh well.
Half a mile later, I get to about here, and, well, can you guess what happens next?
Due to the lights there, it’s one of those junctions that’s either really really busy, or there’s no traffic. Luckilly there was no traffic as I was flung to the ground quicker than I’ve ever known. Completly winded. The nozzle of my camel back getting sandwiched between my chest and the tarmac not only bruised me and cut my shirt, but meant that the passers by were confused by the red dripping going on, not realising it was apple & blackcurrent cordial
So, here I am with grazes all over my right arm, my left shin, and my chest. Bruises starting to show on my left arm, right knee, chest, and both hands, and I wondering about a trip to A&E for the little finger on my left hand. But I’ve got my MP3 player back together now though.
Oh, and if any EMUs are reading this… I’ll have to play in the A team for hockey now, as I’ve ripped my away strip