Crash! Again!

So, a couple of days ago I came off of my bike.  Again…  Not in to a nettle bush this time, which is good, but instead sliding along the tarmac, which is bad.  I have some lovely grazes on my knee and elbow, as well as some cuts and bruises on my face.

All things considered, I was lucky.  I tore my coat and trousers, shredded a pair of gloves and dented a helmet.  Fortunately, this meant that I didn’t seriously tear up my arm or leg, shred my hands or dent my head.  Which is good.  My glasses didn’t appreciate the encounter with the road either, but at least these are repairable.  The rest of my stuff is a write-off, and isn’t going to be amazingly cheap to replace.  Particularly not in UniTown.

Embarrassingly, I was in uniform at the time, and was on my way to a my youth leader interview, typically…  Luckily, it wasn’t a paramedic I knew, otherwise I’d never have lived that down…

I’m well on the way to healing now, and hopefully will be back on my bike soon (perhaps even this weekend, if I’m lucky).  Just have to finish replacing all my kit, as I currently have no smart trousers for my unit meeting on Thursday, oh, and a half-empty First Aid kit…



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About The WalkingPlasterDispenser

So who is the Walking Plaster Dispenser? Well, I'm a volunteer First Aider, working with a well-known First Aid charity to help out random people I've never met before (or, more usually, when) they hurt themselves. This typically involves walking briskly (never run...) around after people who are silly enough to do sports or some other suitably daft activity in their free time. In my spare time, I am a graduate engineer, working my way through a graduate scheme with a big engineering company.

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