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Narrowly Missing Disaster

This mornings to work nearly ended in a moment as my bike skidded from under me on a cattle grid, but some how I managed to correct the slid and stay on my bike.

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 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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Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:06 AM

Wet or icy cattle grids must be quite hazardous, I´m pleased you didn't take a nasty tumble.

mrtoffee wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:07 AM

They can prove rather tricky hollyhocks100 especially when you don't expect the ice lol

SoundNFury wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:24 AM

Wow, glad to hear you are okay! Sounds like a nerve-rattling experience for sure.

Kat- wrote on January 21, 2015, 7:30 AM

Glad to hear you are OK. Sounds like you did exactly as you should have, many tend to over correct in situations like that and end up in accidents anyways.

mrtoffee wrote on January 21, 2015, 7:33 AM

Thankfully I didn't have the time to think &kat and my body just naturally shifted balance to correct the slid. The human body really is quite amazing at times.