Hopefully I’m not necroposting too badly with this topic, but I just had the most epic UPD of my life a few minutes ago and had to share.
I was out riding my 36", just wrapping up an otherwise flawless 9 mile ride. I had been working on speed throughout the ride and was quite happy to top the 20mph mark in some sprints. Yay.
This is the part where you reread that last sentence and say, “that sounds like the setup to a major crash!”
Oh yes. As I’m rounding the final bend this group of high school girls is standing right in the way, and I say “excuse me, on your left,” as I always do. They turn around and just sort of glare, one moves over just a little bit. So I pass, and suddenly decide to try going fast again.
Nooope. Perfectly even pavement. Perfectly straight road. But I accelerate to 20mph and immediately fly off and BOUNCE off the pavement like a rubber ball. Of course, I’m wearing shorts, gloves, and a t-shirt. My unicycle careens into the street and I manage to stumble back to my feet and grab it before a car hits it.
So I’m standing there, dazed and sore all over and feeling blood dripping down in places I haven’t quite assessed yet, when a little old lady drives by and tries talking.
“I see you riding all the time! How do you even get on that thing?”
And I basically just stand there, totally dumbfounded, with the look of a stupefied zombie on my face.
“I just crashed. I need to go home.”
And then I rode home and grabbed the Solarcaine.