The bike’s NOT FINE
Bit of a drama yesterday on the way home from work. I hooked around Leith-Winchburgh-Kirkliston way and had a full front tyre blowout on Long Dalmahoy road.
It turns out 27mph is a fast speed to go down, and it’s a mixed bag being on a recumbent!
On the one hand there’s not much chance of breaking anything and you can’t hit your head, so by and large I’ve had a very successful time crashing recumbents as opposed to the agony of decking out from a normal bike.
On the other hand, if you’re going really fast, landing on the side of your derriere and sliding home concentrates your road rash pretty badly. That one is seeping through the dressing I put on already
Bike needs serious TLC and so does my kit! Just three weeks before Etape Caledonia too. I might need to take a look at those fancy hydrocolloid dressings!