That is what happened at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. I was enjoying my off day from the pool as I am training for the National Masters swim meet this coming week. Yesterday I went to see Ted, the movie, in Hollywood. I took my bike on Metro, and after the movie, I started to ride a bit. Then I went the wrong way. I started to follow a fire engine to a call and I deviated from being careful while riding and being so close to a major swim meet. Traffic was starting to move again as I approached Sunset Blvd. I was riding southbound between parked cars and the right lane. I then decided to pull around the waiting traffic in the right lane and I hit a pothole. Estimated speed of 5-8 mph. I had gloves and helmet on. I landed between the lanes, using my gloved hands to break my fall. I hit my chin directly on the titanium insert. The impact was probably dissipated on the plate. I belly landed, and my lower body landed on the bike, except my left knee has road rash. I really scuffed my shirt and have a bit of road rash on my belly. My left wrist/forearm seems a bit more traumatized this morning.
I ordered my RoadID yesterday after the mishap. I got the slim model with 2 extra wristbands.
I felt it this morning. A bit banged up. Also felt muddy in the water. Groggy. Medication(s).
200 1 arm
5x50 breathing patterns
10x25 hard ez
200 warm down
2000 short course yards, or less
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