After a nice 25 mile ride, we were heading back to our condo when we hit a tiny wet/mossy part in the gutter as we were going onto the road -- it pulled our bike in and flipped us over. It was such a flukey deal and a reminder how fast those things happen! Steve hit his head hard -- thank heavens for his helmet (that now has a dent), bruised hip, shoulder and lots of scrapes. I landed on my left hand (yes, the one that I hold on to Cricket with) and scraped my knees and hands. (This is our first fall in 11 years. We think we are a pretty good tandem team!) After we pulled out of our mess, we hugged and kissed. Grateful to be okay. We are sore, but feeling very fortunate that it wasn't more serious. Fortunately, I sprained (not broke) my wrist so only a brace for a week or so. Two days later we are feeling new places where we are sore! My neck is so stiff from holding it tight to not hit the road. Steve hit the hardest because he landed first - his poor hip and shoulder!
We came back to our condo bleeding. Cricket rubbed against us and was so concerned that she had blood on her too.
My friend did awesome in the marathon! We cheered from the sidelines. Perhaps, next year we will run? It will be a little while before we are back on the bike. In the meantime, we have memories of a wonderful evening prior to our crash and a reminder to all to wear your bike helmet. Otherwise, I would have been calling 911. We enjoyed some relaxing time (and trying to help each other's aches) and watched lots of episodes of International House Hunters! I did have a moment of overwhelm at the store trying to have Cricket guide me. She seemed to know we were debating on taking her as she slid in front of the door! Steve talked to her and explained the situation and asked if she could pull a little lighter the next couple days. She listened intently and really is doing so! She basically will be off duty for a few days - just accompanying me and my white cane to the office :(.