I thought this blog item might be helpful to fellow riders …

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

I fell while riding my bike last week and got hurt, so I thought it might be worthwhile to write about the accident, how/why it happened, and, most importantly, what you can do to prevent having it happen to you.

As I have said previously, my pleasure in riding my bicycle is, literally, the act of riding itself. I don’t ride to sightsee. I don’t ride to get any place. I may do those things incidentally, but they aren’t the reason I ride my bike every day I can in a four season city like Chicago.

For me riding a bicycle is a combination of swimming and flying through the air. My legs doing the pedaling feel like I am swimming while my body rushing through the air is distinctly flying. So, I usually feel like I am swimming at a high speed through the air.

I rode hundreds of…

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