Got back from holiday, with a couple projects in mind. One to get prepped for the FE teardown, and the other to repair the failed front shocks on my ancient mountain bike. (they don't make front shocks or repair kits for the front shocks on this anymore)
I got a newer front shock and made an adaptor, for the front stem.
Was going fairly slow, testing it in the lane, bouncing the front shock, when the adapor failed, and the front shock assy, came off the bike.
Ended up doing a sideways face plant in the asphalt. Freaked out the wife with blood everywhere, but she managed to drive my sorry @ss to emergency, where I got 20 stitches, plus a few more in the deeper layers, since I took it to the bone.
This is what I looked like yesterday
I actually look quite a bit nastier today, with the swelling oozing road rash and gobbing on antibiotic ointment. I look like a neaderthal who just fought a dinosaur, on the left side of my face. Feeling pretty stupid, right now. For everyone's safety, I think people should stay well clear of me!
My pride hurts more than the injuries.
Busted ankle = check. Smashed face = check. Sheesh, what next?
I cleaned the garage today, tossed what's left of the bike in the shed, and hid all the sharp objects!
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