Spectacular Wipe Out

Today after my lunch yard duty, when I was just barely home, a near-by new friend and her boys (also home schoolers) stopped by and invited us out for a bike ride.

I decided to forgo my lunch and the kids and I ran out to bike. What I didn’t notice is that Dh loosened DD’s training wheel on the one side.

DD was really lagging behind so I decided to do what we normally do and I grabbed her handle bar and we took off and caught up. I was thrilled to not hear the sounds of her training wheel and her balance was excellent.

So naturally we’d just hit gravel, still going kind of fast, I let go of her handle bar. I could almost feel her falling instantly and reached out to try and get her handle bar back.

Only she tipped toward me and very quickly wiped out my bike. I went flying forwards and took off the bottom lower portions of my hands, near the wrists. It isn’t too bad now, mainly a messy gravelly shredded mass of skin.

What totally embarrassed me is that because I hadn’t eaten much I fainted several times in a row and then ended up with the ‘shock shakes.’

My son and her eldest son had to race home with the DD’s and my bike and get my husband as I wasn’t able to stay upright for more than a few seconds.

My daughter has a large bruise across her chest and is looking very hurt there, but thankfully my reaching out kind of threw her off toward the grass and she has been bouncy and active all afternoon.

My DH took me home and made me Peanut Butter and Honey sandwiches. After about 1/2 an hour I had to quick check if I could still knit! But since my finger tips are fine, just the pads of my hands are raw, I managed to finish of my hat I started last night…

Anyhow, there’s my afternoon!

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4 Responses to Spectacular Wipe Out

  1. What a fun opportunity to go bike riding with the children. I’m sorry you got hurt though. I hope your hands heal quickly.

  2. Elaine says:

    That should teach you to not skip meals!

    I am sorry that such a nice time was ruined by such a wipe out – been there and done that but not by holding onto another bike.

  3. Melanie says:

    Sorry you wiped out, but at least you can still knit! Take care of those fingers.

  4. gingerporter says:

    Oh My!!! Wipeouts are no fun…..but on the bright side…everyone is okay and even better you can still knit…:-)

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