Narrowly Missing Disaster
This morning was a relatively warm morning compared to the last two days, with the temperature being just above zero, but it had also rained and to my surprise this had created a few unexpected icy patches, one of which was on the first of was on the first of two cattle grids I cross on my way to work.
As I approached the cattle grid all look pretty normal, or as normal as it can look in the dark, but as I got half way across my back wheel started to slid. Everything happened so fast, but my natural reflexes took over and I managed to correct the slid. In my head I could seem myself crashing down on the cold hard steal, but it appear that my brain was in control without me knowing it all along.
I was so thankful that I had managed to escape this scary scenario without injury and it gave me some serious self belief. Thankfully the rest of my ride was nice and steady, but I am going to be extra careful on that cattle grid in future, that's for sure.
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