Cycling Crash on Ice (14th January 2014)

On my way to getting my hair cut I lost the front end on an off-camber bend at a junction. Wasn’t going fast and the road surface looked fine so I reckon it was black ice. There was lots of it on the road leading up to the shops, by which time I was walking.

Bashed my right hip really hard and it swelled up like an Alien was going to burst out! Also hit the palm of my right hand and that swelled a bit, thankfully didn’t break it again.

Rested at home all day and rode home very gently that evening. Still rather tender the next day at work but kept using it, gently. By the next day, Friday, felt OK.

By the weekend my wrist felt better that it has in months. Almost like it did before I broke it.