along similar lines we always used to have the motto 'if you're gonna crash ditch the bike in the bush and send your body into the gravel rather than the other way round' - this was because being skint we figured your body heals itself for free (or on the NHS!) but bikes are expensive to replace parts!!
Ahhh.. i remember that philosophy, I remember coming home, bike intact, but both knees, elbows, shoulders hips, with road rash, and the girl friend crying because of the state of me. notice it was always later that it hurt more, wearing clothes over grazes, belts rubbing scabs on hips.
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