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I still need a scooter icon

So, since I found the time to tell you about my fascinating unicycle dream (Shia Labouf was in it as well, in a non-sexy role. I do not know why), I thought I'd also mention that I totally dropped my scooter a few weeks ago! I was coming home from a hair appointment, it was on the White Horse Pike across the street from Lucien's. The road was just really bumpy, but I was trying to maintain a reasonable speed of 40 mph or so, and it just bounced, and I bounced, and since it's a dumb scooter my butt was off the seat and my feet were off the floor and I was just holding on to the handles. Well, I didn't keep it straight enough I guess, because the whole thing slid out from under me and I rolled for about 20-25 feet. But I was pretty much fine! I had a few scrapes, but they're mostly healed up by now. My full face helmet was all scratched along one jaw line, so WEAR A FULL FACE HELMET. And my wrists were scraped, but probably wouldn't have been if I had fastened my gloves properly (and my hands were fine,) so WEAR GLOVES. And my jeans were only ripped at my pocket, because my house key was in there, so WEAR JEANS.

My scooter's a little scraped up too, and the front fender is bent, but aside from that, she's fine. The people in the car dealership in front of which I crashed all ran out to help me, and no one had been driving right behind me, so we were able to wheel the scoot off of the road without incident. It felt like I was rolling FOREVER. Like, I kept thinking, "Okay, I want to get up now. Nope, still rolling. Now can I stand up? Nope, still rolling." Then finally I stopped rolling and stood up and was dizzy.

Chris came to pick up me and the scooter in Vince's truck. I read my book whilst I waited. I was a tough cookie until he arrived, and then of course I cried a little (but I'm allowed.) And he cleaned my wounds and I screamed because I am a huge baby about pain. But all in all, my first crash was much less horrific than I'd always imagined it to be. So, hooray!

So really, not too big a deal, and everyone who sees me in real life has already heard about it, but I figured I'd record it for posterity. I'm sorry that I have no pictures to show you, but the only ones I took of my battle scars are of me topless, and I'm nothing if not classy here on LiveJournal.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, everybody! I get to leave work in ONE HOUR and I am super excited.


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May. 23rd, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you are OK! You are the fifth person I know who has had their face saved by wearing a full face helmet. It's the only way to go!
May. 23rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
oh man, I am glad you are ok! yikes!

Also, I have a friend selling a unicycle if you are interested... but you can only buy it if you wear the full face helmet (and send me those pictures) hahahaha.
May. 23rd, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
Wait, really? Would it be a good bike for a beginner? How much is he asking?
May. 23rd, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
I think its very tall and very old, with a red mag wheel. Probably not very good for a beginner. I will ask around and see what people have, although I personally think that riding a unicycle makes someone either look like they are a clown (which is always always horrible) or that they need attention (slightly less horrible than a clown). Most of my friends who have had Unicycles have sold them after only a few months when the novelty wore off and they realized there was really no place to ride a unicycle in philly and not get beat up. haha
May. 23rd, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sure in five days I won't be interested anymore either. I mean where would *I* ride it? Hahaha. Oh man. It would be cool to be able to say that I knew how, though.
May. 23rd, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
I mean . . ike? Uike?
May. 23rd, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
May. 23rd, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
whoa, lady. I am glad you're okay! also, you are braver than I to take topless shots of yourself.
May. 23rd, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
If you're covering up your boobs, do you still get to call it topless?
May. 23rd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Now can I stand up? Nope, still rolling

Classic. I'm so glad you're ok! But you're tuff.
May. 23rd, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
You badass scooter chick! Way to pick yourself up and be tough about it!
May. 23rd, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
you didn't break anything, yay!!!!! I'm sorry your pretty scoot is scuffed, but glad to hear you are A-OK! Have you been out riding since then?

I worry that if/when I drop mine that I'll be afraid to get back on it again...
May. 23rd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Phew! I'm relieved you're alright. I firmly believe that this is now your Accident Christening and you won't get rolled again!
May. 23rd, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay, and honestly surprised! I thought it would be worse than this. I'm also really fascinated that your jeans held up, because I always assumed normal fabric wasn't good enough.

And I'm glad the scooter is mostly okay. Repairing and replacing parts you broke off sucks.
May. 23rd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
Bad ass. Welcome to the club.
May. 23rd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Are you in this club?
May. 23rd, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Yes. I've gone down on my bike twice. No rolling, but everything else sounds so familiar.
May. 23rd, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Suck! I've managed to keep mine shiny-side-up so far. I'm pretty sure if it goes down it's going to be turned into a streetfighter because the bodywork is expensive.
May. 24th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Congratulations on surviving a tough thing like that! I hope you get a small, cool scar.
May. 24th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Please never fall off anything again. It sounds awful.

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