Ordinarily my cycling life has only been on or off my bike, not falling off. The girls joked about falling off - flying over handle bars, sliding, etc. Huh? OK - well we practiced riding and balancing around in cirlcles on the grass - for my sake - and then we were off. Only halfway along the edge of the field - down I went! What?! How can I fall off my bike - this doesn't happen! I wasn't even on the real trail yet.
I can tell you what happened and it makes sense, but the best part is that I didn't fall again - on the actually trail. It was steep - I jumped logs - I wheeled through mud puddles. Yes - I was initiated with dirt on my face and back.
The bad news is... when I did fall, I caught might right thumb on my shifter and now my thumb joint is enflamed :( I am hoping my swollen thumb joint is going away really soon, because now I can't knit - and maybe not pull so great on the lines while we sail away on vacation this weekend! I'm going to the Dr. today. Stay tuned.
update: not broken - can't make it to a specialist before vacation since x-rays were sent out... I'll hope for the best and the swelling will go down with positive thinking. You might have noticed - I'm typing just fine :)