Don't listen to Berty, he and his tag team Tommy, are famed for crashingcould have been so much worse - next time you go down there you will either be smiling to yourself and thinking how lucky , or in a panic thinking how lucky you were -- is your glass half empty or half full
as a matter of interest i would create a segment and see how fast others have took it - might have bagged a kom
Not everyone has money for a new road bike with hydraulic brakes (likely £1000+)Very poor alignment of brake blocks. Could have cost you your life. Very lucky indeed.
Inexperience coupled with disasterous bike mechanics.
If you're regularly riding in the wet, get a bike with hydraulic disc brakes
That might be easier said than done, a works colleague has broken something on his bike, she was unsure what, but from her description it could have been the front derailleur bracket. His LBS has said they will do it, but he is 208 in line & they will ring him 4 days before they think they can get to it.Get your LBS to sort
Although I agree with you in principle that is something that is beyond some people, my wife's uncle used to pay an electrician to come in & change fuses in a plug, he would not know how to go about changing a car wheel.Don't take it to a shop, learn to do it yourself.
I don't doubt that you have but get someone else to check it before hurtling down the next hill.Well, the two LBS's around here have a 4 week lead-time on service and any workshop stuff. So, I have no choice to crack on myself.
Don't worry, I can change a plug and a car wheel - I've got this