Road Rash

so i got my bike about two and a half weeks ago, and already my lower legs look wrecked. it wasn't until the shower yesterday that i even noticed most of the bruises and minor scrapes, so i have no idea where they came from. but the latest, and worst, i mostly recall. they're quite impressively embarrassing:

- thursday, on the way from the office to time's up, cab tried to cut me off or something and somehow in trying to stop/swerve in knocked my shin into the pedal and scraped it up. it's already scabby, no worries.
- today, prospect park. on the way up that big hill before grand army plaza. standing up on the pedals (i don't shift, except when the bike does it for me, but then it only goes into a higher gear). leaned too far on the handlebars, just for shits and giggles, and lost my balance and went down on my left leg/elbow. largest bruise was to my ego, though the scrapes on my left leg and the road rash on the elbow are fairly badass.

somehow in the shower afterward, i managed to get all the chain grease off my legs. i think it was the body wash with scrubby gloves; must have had the same effect as lava soap what with the super exfoliating action!

speaking of bikes:

RMO plays the Bike Film Fest, Friday night at Anthology Film Archives (2nd ave and 2nd st. manhattan). y'alls should come.


  1. (after a bit of clever German to English guess work) Wahoo for posting! (I hear encouragement helps riase the rate of frequency) and uh.. well, since I know you're okay, WAHOO for crashing! (I love crashing.. accidentally. and living. without major injury.)

  2. Alright.. not so much German.. but Norwegian. Which makes sense. Considering your heritage.. being Norwegain. Yep.

  3. i love the random biking bruises and scratches and badass road scars. i haven't ridden in a really really long time, but i love how, when i do, i feel ten times more hardcore.

    also, with any luck, i'll actually be moving to brooklyn soon.