Mohamed Said's Journal

Web Developer, cyclist, and freediver.

Crashed. Again!

Posted on March, 3 2019 in Life

Crashed. Again!

Yesterday I was guiding a 70km ride around Hurghada's Desert, I've been doing these rides weekly since November and I really enjoy the way back where it's nice Tarmac and Tailwind.

The wind was very annoying yesterday even on the way back, the gust was so strong and the wind direction kept changing every hour or so. During the ride I was constantly taking my hands off the bar to stretch, drink, give signals, take photos, etc... Suddenly a strong gust came and pushed me off my bike and I crashed at 38km/h.

Unlike last crash, no bones were broken; just road rash in different places of my body and a hit on my head where the helmet took most of it. Also, the bike was functioning well, nothing broken just a few small scratches here and there.

Will not fix it, will keep it as a reminder.

Will not fix it, will keep it as a reminder.

Unfortunately my Garmin watch took a bad hit and the screen was busted, that's the biggest damage that happened during the crash.

Also my helmet was cracked, which means I have to replace it:

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Imagine if I was wearing no helmet!

Imagine if I was wearing no helmet!

They say every crash is a lesson, and the lesson learnt from this crash is that wind gust can be dangerous and when it's strong one should have both hands on the bar all the time to make sure he controls the bike when being pushed by the gust.

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Anyway, I'm going to take a couple of days off and then start active recovery until next Saturday, then I go do this ride again with more wisdom.

I just wish someone told me all this instead of learning by crashing ๐Ÿ˜„, maybe that's all because one day I'll help someone learn cycling and give him all the experience I'm currently getting.

By Mohamed Said

I work at laravelphp on weekdays and practise running, cycling, & freediving on weekends. Find me on Twitter, GitHub, and Strava.

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