Thursday, November 5, 2015

No mood to appreciate the clever

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.)


Markus said...

Sorry to hear about your accident, Juha. Good that your injuries are on the lighter side, but I know it does hurt for a while. When I was using the bike for the daily commuting, I do remember that every autumn there was at least one almost-accident: it seemed like I needed it to internalize the fact that the roads now were different.

The Finnish fall colors are soothing, but I don't know if they have a direct effect on your pain ;)

I wish you a speedy recovery!

Juha Haataja said...

Thank you, Markus!

The muscle pain is easing, but it takes time for new skin to form.

I did a little bit of walking this morning, and afterwards the leg felt quite good. Perhaps being outside in the forest helped. Only a little of autumn colors are left. It remains to be seen when we will get the first snow. Snow has been rather late in the recent years.