Well, I learned something and was reminded of another today: 1. Pay the fcuk attention to traffic in front of you. 2. With my overseas driver's license, I am not charged for an ambulance. 3. Pay the fcuk attention to traffic in front of you. I'm unbelievably mad at myself. I was looking for the guy behind me (who was on a bike) and didn't notice that traffic had stopped completely. Locked up the front brake and low sided along side the ute that was in front of me. Luckily, I didn't touch the ute or any thing other than the pavement. My exact words as I went down were, "You fcuking idiot!" (at myself). My bike doesn't look great, but it turned over when I got it home, so it's fixable. We wanted to replace the plastics anyway. I got some awesome road rash on one knee, scrapped up my visor on the helmet, got some character scuffs on the right shoulder of my jacket. Bike stopped on top on my left foot, but my glorious Sidi boots took care of me. My right arm is very angry with me, as is my right knee. my back is starting to get a bit sore. But more than anything...just really fcuking mad at myself for making such a rookie mistake 10 years in. Paramedics didn't find anything detrimentally wrong, so they just told me to rest up and get some codeine for when the soreness hits. Got my road rash scrubbed real good (fcuk ME) and some friends brought over some pain killers. Luckily, the chemist is 1 block away, so can go get anything I need easily. I had about 7 men all stop to help me up, picked the bike up off my foot and moved it out of the lanes of traffic. Gave me some advice about the ambulance. I went into first aid mode, ordering people to call an ambulance and leave my helmet on. HAHA It could've been so much worse, so just trying to be thankful. Now I get to try and relax for the long weekend at home instead of the awesome road trip up to Terrigal. So...how's everyone else's holiday weekend going?