Yesterday up on the Quantocks (was visiting my girlfriend in Taunton, so it would've been rude not to)......
Drove up to the Lydeard Hill carpark about 10am, raring to go.
Got bike out of boot, put front wheel in forks, tighten up the allen bolt skewer....SNAP.....bloody thing had sheared!
So I drove all the way back into Taunton, remembered there was a bike shop near the train station - Ralph Colman Cycles - popped in & explained my problem, and rather than just sell me a new set of skewers like most shops would've they had a root around in the workshop and found a front Halo allen bolt skewer for me. Top guys!
Anyway, decided I'd better see the g'friend so back to hers for lunch, chilled in the lovely sunshine reading for a couple of hours, and then drove back out to the Quantocks at about 4pm.
This time the wheel went in ok. Cycled off, and managed to go over the bars within 5 minutes of the car park! Front wheel hit a root, and I just pivoted over the bars. Smacked my face on the ground, and grazed my arm and leg.
So............5 minutes spent cursing my luck, and letting my head clear, then I carried on - not sure of what would happen next, my luck being not so good that day!
As it happened I had a lovely ride from then on, lots of lovely dry singletrack, some swoopy descents, sweaty up-hills, and a good 22 mile ride was finally had!
My face and shoulder really ache today though