My commute to work is really a great ride. It takes me through the downtown area of Sarnia and follows the St. Clair river through Corunna, Mooretown and Courtright to my work at the Lambton Generating Station. We have showers at work as well which is all the more reason to get some exercise.
Last August I was returning home from work on my bicycle after working a night shift and made it all the way home but somehow I crashed at the bottom of my driveway. I can't remember falling but what I think happened was my front tire came off and sent me over the handlebars. I landed on my head and was knocked unconscious. Here are some pictures of my helmet. You can see in the top picture how it is cracked where most of the force from the fall was absorbed. The bottom picture shows the abrasion from the fall.
unconscious at the bottom of the driveway for at least twenty minutes.
She took me to the hospital where I received stitches to my cheek and nose where my glasses had cut me. After several x-rays the doctor pronounced that I had not broken any bones. Here's a picture taken after the fall. You can make out a faint red spot on my fore-head where I must have received the blow that knocked me out. I had abrasions all over the place as you can see from the picture below so it must have been quite a fall. My neck and back muscles were sore and would take quite a number of visits to the physiotherapist and some time to heal. It was early on a Sunday morning which probably explains why nobody saw the fall or me lying there.
recollection of putting it there. It could have been much worse - I could have broken my neck!