It was a nice afternoon today, sun is out...... birds chirping away their love songs in order to entice mates, the cool breeze all around whispering to me in my ears to get out there and live life, so I figure, why not go for a ride on this joyous day! Put on my favorite shirt in case I might happen to come upon some nice looking ladies, put on the shades, helmet on, and off I went. Well, while riding on the sidewalk going into the bicycle lane on the street there happened to be a puddle of water....... didn't think much of it and thought I could traverse it with ease. WRONG! I forgot to factor in my bald rear tires that are now shredded to metal wires and surely enough I low-sided the bike. Got up, make sure to see if anyone saw me embarrassed myself and did a once over check on my physical wellness to see if all was still intact. Thankfully I didn't manage to hurt myself too bad, a scraped forearm with a few trickles of blood and a bruised knee (along with ego), thankfully that was it. No holes in my jean so I was happy enough to keep on riding...... still looking good for the ladies. Anyway, I got to thinking how 1 slight miscue on your part and it could be a day you wished you'd stay home and watched the movie Titanic while eating a bowl of mint n' chip ice cream instead. I'm not sure if any of you guys follow motorcycle racing but I just read on the news that Nicky Hayden, a former American MotoGP racer (2006 champion), have just gotten into a horrible bicycle accident in Italy and is listed in critical condition. Be safe out there guys, you just never know what's around the bend!