I had my first proper crash today. :?: Stupid one, too. I was riding on the road and decided to switch to the cycle path on my left so that I could use a Toucan crossing to get over a busy road. To get onto the cycle path, you have to mount a low kerb, but I hit it at too steep an angle and too fast, so instead of going up the kerb, just skidded alongside it and wiped out. Fortunately me and the bike both landed in the cycle lane. Two free newspaper hander-outers came running over to see if I was OK, as did two other people passing by. It also happened very close to work so I wheeled my bike back there and a couple of the medics gave me a quick triage and thought I should get myself down to A&E. A&E prodded and poked me but said I wasn't showing signs of a fracture, just a sparined wrist, so didn't x-ray me - but told me to keep an eye on things and come back if it doesn't get better in a few days. I'm mostly OK but on top of the sprained right wrist (my dominant hand, yay), I have road rash down one side of my right arm and under my chin. I've also cut my middle finger quite deeply, so there was a bit of blood splashed around. I think the bike is OK - the brakes didn't rub when I wheeled it back to the bike shed, but my arm hurt too much to try riding it or cranking the pedals whilst trying to change gears. It took me 10 minutes to lock it up - ever tried using a D-lock with one arm? Boo. I just felt like such a *twat*. The van driver who'd been behind me stuck his head out of the window and laughed as he drove past - nice! I will never attempt a move like that again. Sorry for rambling. I just feel sore and embarassed.