Watching the USA Pro Cycling Challenge tonight I was witness to a horrible crash wherein one of the riders broke both hands, broke his jaw and worst of all “denuded” his chin. That means he left his chin on the road folks. His face looked like hamburger. He had to be airlifted out and will be fine eventually but OY.Things like this remind me just how dangerous cycling is. True, he was racing at high speeds, but even still, bike accidents happen like this everyday. Collarbones are broken, road rash is acquired but yet we heal, and get back on the bike as soon as we are able. That little accident pictured above happened when I was clipped by another rider. My bike went one way and I went into the car stopped next to me. Unfortunately my gears held on to me for dear life and left me with that perfect cassette mark and a cool scar. I was mostly worried about the state of my bike, as any cyclist should be :) I have had two small accidents, been hit by a minivan and gotten tangled in my pedals on numerous occasions. None of these have caused more than scrapes or bruises, so I have been lucky. But still - I know its only a matter of time. In the meantime I wear my helmet & road ID and hope for the best.