Ok, so I learned a very important lesson today while roding my road bike...clip-in shoes do not do that well in the dirt when you are trying to stop yourself from flying over handlebars! HA HA HA! I know, it was pretty dang awsome after I finally stopped!
I decided to take my bike to Garden of the Gods (as I usually do on Saturday mornings), and pump out a ten mile ride. The ride around the park is pretty "hilly" which makes for a good butt-kicker on the way up. On the way down, however, you have to be oh so careful of the famous "red dirt spills" that frequently happen after our ginormous rain storms.
I came down around a corner going about 30 miles an hour and proceeded to "lean" into the turn. Just as I looked up I saw a pile of red sand/dirt. CRAP! Yup, there was no stopping it, my thin little tires began to wobble out of control, and eventually my bike went completely sideways. I unclipped my right shoe, but it didn't really do much. Luckily this little battle wound was all that happened. I had my water bottle on it the whole way home so the picture just doesn't do it any justice! The bump was poking out about 1/2 an inch on my shin! I am so FREAKIN excited to go ride again next weekend!!!!