I learned another thing my bicycle doesn’t do tonight. It won’t break through chain at 10 mph.
Riding the LeSchwartz around downtown Fargo tonight I went through a parking lot that I knew had chains separating isles of parking spots. I went through a couple of aisles that didn’t have chins up so I just kept cruising at a good pace. Then I first heard the chain and knew I was fucked.
Surprising my bike didn’t rip through the chain. Instead it sent me over the handlebars flying towards the parking lot head first. I got up and rode out of there pretty quick partly because I didn’t want to know if I was hurt badly, partly because it would have been embarrassing if people had seen this take place.
As far as I could tell the only damage to the bike was the front brake cable was ripped off and I lost my tail light. I had bloody knee and fingers – but my lower right back, right elbow and left knee are hurting pretty nicely now. A couple beers and some ibuprofen will hopefully help out a little bit.
The worst part about it is that when I went into that parking lot I actually thought to myself – that would suck to run into a chain in the dark. And then 7 seconds later I did. Dammit.