Re: First Time I Fell Off a Bike
Posted by CrazyFrog on February 8, 2018, 10:02 am, in reply to "First Time I Fell Off a Bike"
I managed to last a couple of years before my first 'off'. I was tanking round some of the little lanes that abound on the west side of Bridgenorth. I came around a sweeping bend pretty fast and there straight in front of me was a church, complete with graveyard, and the road took a very sharp right hand before the lych gate. I instinctively knew I wasn't going to make it round, though very nearly did, just loosing the back end on some lose gravel at the edge of the road. Minimal damage to the bike, but even though i was probably only doing about 20, my nylon Belstaff jacket had melted and stuck to my arm. The next bit has haunted me for years. It was a Sunday afternoon, slap bang in the middle of nowhere, and as I lay there under the bike, cursing, and smarting, a little lad appeared staring down at me and said "Have you fallen off mister?". I uttered some appropriate imprecations, but when I finally managed to get myself and the bike upright he had completely vanished.
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