125km ride in drizzle today, one unwary moment, and my front wheel slipped. Scratched ankle, knee, hip & elbow.

Across the road sat a shushu in his tiny wooden chair, he saw me go down but not a single reaction — not even a raised eyebrow. In the convenience store next to this I was buying water to wash away the blood, and heard a mom tell her daughter: “See I told you, in the rain you need to ride carefully!”