I had grand plans for the past weekend, which ended up being realized for at most 70%. If was a long weekend, starting with our monthly Wellness Friday. I went for what I hoped would be an enjoyable semi-long ride. On my way back, near Montrose Harbor, an older gentleman decided to cross to the exit from the pedestrian lane right in front of me. I had no time to brake, and I did my best to make a sharp left turn so I won’t knock him off. I still touched him, but slightly, so he didn’t fall. As for me, I ended up falling off, although not very bad.
My chain had fallen off, the handlebar turned sideways, and my knee was scratched pretty seriously, but at least I didn’t get a concussion!
Still, it was a bad start to the day. I lost a lot of time fixing the chain, straightening the handlebar, getting back on the Trail, and then taking care of my knee at home.
And then, I could not return to my original plans for most of the weekend. The heavy rain most of Saturday didn’t help either. To be fair, I planned a little bit too much for this weekend, and it is possible that I would have to abandon many of my plans regardless of this bike accident, but I still blame those who do not look to the left and the right before crossing!
The list of good things that happened:
- I swam in the lake on the only day when it was possible (Friday)
- Recorded an hour-long podcast with Hasura (should go live tomorrow)
- Went to the Bridgeport Art Center Open House with Igor
- Went escorting
- Saw a part of the Chicago Air and Water show (and figured out how I am going to do it next year)
- Visited the Glenwood Art Fair
- Baked a pumpkin pie and a blueberry pie
- Gave a lengthy interview about MAC hosting
- Finished one of the five presentations for my fall conferences
- Didn’t go to the first day of the new Art Institute Exhibit on Friday
- Didn’t go to the free Lyric Opera concert at Millennium Park on Sunday
Still not a bad weekend!
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Hettie, I hope that (apart fgom the knee scratch) you won’t have any consequences ! Does the surgery you went through few years ago impose any limitations ? / chamaimelon
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No, fortunately not! I would say I am 100% back to normal, but it won’t be entirely true – my left side is still weaker, and I still have to be 100 straight when I walk, but I can walk as much as I need/can, I mean, if I am tired, I am tired, but not like I am experiencing any pain.
Great ! You haven’t mentioned it for quite a long time so I hoped it ment everything was fine 🙂