So, the weather is fantastic here in Switzerland, and I finally got motivated enough to bike into work. It’s no small commitment, I have a 28 km ride, which includes climbing the Albis Pass. Okay, it’s a pretty small pass, but my bike only has two front chain rings, so it’s actually a pretty tough hall, especially after a few weeks of slacking on the training.
My poor condition probably explains why I was feeling tired and easily distracted as I had to navigate the tricky traffic & trams around Bahnhoff Enge. I was in the narrow space between traffic and a tram line, when I realized that I had gotten way too close to a tram island (basically a curb in the middle of the road). I rubbed against it, and didn’t handle it well, and totally wiped out. Below you see the result:
The worst thing is now I have to go and buy a new pair of leg warmers. Well, okay that’s probably not the worst thing, but it does suck.
What I found surprising is how many of my colleagues suggested that I go to the doctor. I did get the first aid kit from the hallway and clean and disinfect it myself. Really, what more would a doctor do? I wonder how much of my doctor reluctance comes from not having had health insurance for so long while living in the states? Go team Obama on that one.