I rode the trike to work today. It seemed like a good day for it, being one of the few bikes I have that has full fenders. I'm working on changing that. Not very actively, but I'm considering the possibilities. Anyway. It was a nice ride in. First time I've used the clipless pedals I bought on craigslist. They're a very nice addition to the trike and help quite a bit on the hills.
As I was exiting the greenway I was riding up the ramp that goes to Park Avenue. Halfway up the ramp is a hairpin turn. I swung wide and took it slow, and managed to dump the trike onto it's side. I couldn't have been doing more than 5mph when it happened. Took me completely by surprise. The chain fell off and I got a scuff on my bike bag and my hub, but not a single scratch on my body. Weird.
I find it a little unsettling that I've crashed three times in the last 13 months, and two of those times have been at slow speeds on the one bike I own that has more than two wheels and, theoretically at least, better stability. I can only draw one conclusion: Must. Ride. Faster.
Date: July 2
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Trike
July mileage: 27
Year to date mileage: 1914