Ummm... Is there a story with this? Are you okay?
Is this like saying, "airbags burned my arms"?
Important detail missing: was your head in the helmet when it cracked?
Yikes!! Glad you're (relatively) OK!
wow. glad you were wearing that helmet!
It's always those simple situations that go wrong, and boom you're on the ground.
Thank goodness you wear a helmet.
Train tracks...very dangerous.
At home here in northern Virginia, the best rail trail has multiple street crossings, and I always unclip about 10' before I reach the intersection, and I almost always put my foot down and check the road before mounting again to cross. I rather bleed momentum than bleed...
Not sure why I though train tracks should be treated any less cautiously. I'll chalk it up to inexperience with train tracks, and now I know. :)
Train tracks are nastier than almost anything made of pavement because they can grab a skinny bike tire. Ditto for some storm drains.
Ahhh, my first hand signal learned during a group ride - train tracks, even worse in the other, often-rainy, WA. One of them eventually got me, too!
Glad you're among the helmet-wearers. I don't understand those who don't.