Well. It had to happen.
Having no computer on my Coker, I finally found a passing cyclist who had a computer. I asked if he wouldn’t mind clocking me.
I told him my top speed goal was 20 mph (30 km/h) (coker w/127’s) and my average riding speed was 10 mph (16 km/h) (to best judge how long my 170 km for MS ride was gonna take…so I could best judge how long I was gonna be sitting on that Velo seat )
I found my average riding speed to be 13 mph (21 km/h)
going for my top speed, I heard him read out from his bike comp…
At this time, the crank hit my ankle bringing my foot off the pedal (you know the feeling) I flew off the Coker and my foot hit the ground, with enough force to throw me into a somersaulting leap onto the grass (thank god).
No broken bones, but here’s the results from the crash…
I broke my left wrist guard (5 days old. not the plastic, but the material tore open, rendering the protection unprotectable) Looking at the torn material and all the stripped threading, I think to myself, ‘whew’
I hit my head on the ground (luckily my head made it to the grass) hard enough to give me a 30 minute headache, but not enough to crack the helmet (whew x 2)
As I slid across the pavement to the grass, my shorts pulled down (one cheek only) enough to rub my outer thigh to bleeding (in two places)
This sliding slid my Roach pads down enough to expose my knee causing my most serious injury. it’ll scar, but it’s more road rash than impact. Still, this was yesterday, and it still REALLY hurts. (I just justified a purchase of KH pads when they are available)
I landed on my camelback that still had enough water to cushion the fall, but the grass/dirt stains aren’t going to come out without a machine washing (the pack being quite a bit more resilant than my bare back)
This was my worst unicycle crash to date, but I’m ‘relatively’ unscathed, and it blew the biker’s mind, so all’s good.
Man I love unicycling!