I had my first bike accident today on my new bike which is barely a week old. I was coming down this narrow lane and their was this landrover coming up so I started to brake but I couldnt break fast enough, lucikly I went into the bush when I got my bike the guy did say that it takes a while for your brakes to brake in. really knocked my confidence I have only been riding about a month, the back wheel of my bike has buckeled, took it in for repair not in the shop I bought it from as the other one was nearer and didn't want to look like an idiot. Im not really hurt few scratches, right hand a bit sore. could have been worse as ive got osteoperosis. always tend to pick dangerous activities lol used to horse ride before. the guy who was driving the landrover was really good, think he was more scared than I was, he said he saw that I was trying to break, he gave me a cup of tea at his house and some cream for my scratches and waited with me. thought he was going to be really angry with me. god i feel so silly, hoping that when i get my bike back will have the confidence to go out in it just going to be careful going down hills.