I always thought I'd destroy my bike by lowsiding, or a car will take me out or something. Instead I did the dumbest newbie thing: i flipped it.
Luckily I'm unhurt (except for a little rash on my leg). Thank god for gear. My jacket came apart, so did my jeans. My helmet is gone; I clearly remember my head bouncing of the ground more than once.
Anyway, this sucks. I'm most likely going to claim this with ICBC, as the bike is a write off (subframe, pipe, forks, and, drumroll, frame are gone).
I have three avenues of escape.
1. Don't ride anything for the next 3 years - sucks, because i miss riding already.
2. Buy a track bike. Little bit better but still leaves me with lilttle riding time.
3. Eat the surcharge. Pricey to say the least. But I'll be riding.
I dont know what I'm going to do yet, but I probably won't be on the road for the remainder of the season. But it sucks either way. I loved my bike. Next time you open it up, consider the consequences, eh.
This brings a new meaning to "Keep it rubber side down". Do keep it that way, and ride safe.
I won't be riding, but I hope to see a few of you once in a while.