It was a bit over a week when in a nasty fog (I could see about 20 ft in front of me while riding home that evening) a captain drove his ship into the bridge in San Francisco.
That dumped a ton of oil into the water which then washed up onto the shores of all the local beaches.
Tonight a hazmat crew was out cleaning up all of the damaged and polluted soil (sort of spooky to see about 2 dozen people in suits - all dressed up with masks, gloves, boots, etc..) as a result of the spill.
They parked all of their trucks in the middle of the bike path - which was right next to the beach.
I commute on that bike path.
It was foggy tonight which means moisture on the road and on the cable car tracks all over the city.
I lack ice racing skills. Ask my mom, I wrecked
one two cars and one bicycle due to ice.
I was on a bicycle going about 17-20mph over wet tracks because of the hazmat truck on the bike path.
I hit the ground hard.
Luckily there are lots of people to see this sort of thing - I hit so fast that I didn't even clip out or fall off the bike. I was still clipped in but on the ground. I quickly had an audience because I sort of just lay there to let my head catch up to my body (my head was up the road about 20 meters and upright).
I next heard a guy saw 'I think he's unconscious' - I did hit my entire right side including my head. I know this because of the marks, blood and the fact that I didn't get up to look at my bike right away.
There's a derailleur stuck in my wheel, a frayed cable, busted handlebars and some scrapes. I shouldn't have laughed at Ian.
Hopefully Ben stays off his bike for a few days - he's due. Now I've got to muster some courage for a 10.5 mile run at 5:30am so that I can be done before Greta has to head off to work at 7:30am. I'm sure it's going to be fun. At least I'm not living in the back seat of my car in the economy lot.
I still got home in 1:20 mins. I also was able to ride at 23.1mph at 111 RPM. Hopefully I won the Thursday night commute time trial - no one was left at the end. I was mad enough to just ride hard.
PS - Here's a nice recap from another pro at the Treasure Island Triathlon turned duathlon.