These photographs were taken at Soidinsuo swamp in Nuuksio on October 15th.
This morning there was black ice on the road, at the bottom of a hill, where the road turns, and I fell. And so did the cyclists coming after me. I got plenty of road rash to the knee, and a little bit to the arm. My knee got swollen, and leg muscles are sore, so it is difficult to walk.
I hope the road rash doesn't get infected. I had a similar thing some years ago, and there was infection, and I have a rather big scar at the knee.
I haven't installed studded winter tires to the bicycle yet, but I don't think they would have helped today. I just need to be more careful to anticipate the slippery places.
(Posting title is from the poem G-9 by Tim Dlugos.)