Holy cow … what a day! The folks who have been wishing bad karma on me hit the jackpot this morning. How I had the presence of mind to take pictures after laying in this ditch for three hours is beyond me. I guess I figured it would make a good blog post. I should’ve just gone camping as originally planned, but I ended up ix-naying that for now.
So anyway, Burningtown is a really pretty, rural area of Franklin. I took a pic of the creek here a short distance before I wrecked.
How and why did I wreck?! Flip if I know. Here’s where it happened:
My poor BeastTrek. I usually wear a helmet, but for some reason I felt like living life on the edge today. I was lucky that I didn’t do any serious damage … just lots of scratches and a bruised back:
Why was I there for three hours? I reckon I passed out, maybe from hitting my head? I dunno. Then I just couldn’t seem to drag my arse up the hill. I was on a really steep embankment. I could hear cars going by and was trying to wave, but nobody could see me. I did go down to the water twice, which was wicked cool and refreshing. I laid right down in it. I managed to get up the hill once but couldn’t drag the bike up, fell back down while trying to do so, and laid there a little longer. But I finally climbed out of the abyss:
Whoops, I guess I got a drop of water on the lens. I hopped back on the bike and rode maybe a mile or so to get into cell phone range; then I searched high and low in my saddlebags for my phone and realized I didn’t have it with me. Ugh! At that point I was exhausted, walking the bike and looking for a shady spot to rest, knowing I had about a 15-mile ride back to the house. I had just spotted a tree on the side of the road and prepared to flop down under it when a friend drove up. A-frickin’-men!
We went back to the crash site to see if I’d dumped my phone there. I hadn’t but my dang baby Glock was there in the brush. Sheesh!
All’s well that ends well. Found my phone later on at the house. Super sleepy tonight … can’t stop laughing about the wreck. I’m weird like that!