Glad it wasn't more serious. I had a spot my my office in WA state that caused similar trouble. And railroad crossings can be pretty dangerous, too. I guess that's why cyclists have a special hand signal in group rides just for such hazards....something I wondered about at first but learned to appreciate the hard way. Heal well!
Our part of San Francisco has lots of tram tracks in the streets. They are crazy slick in the rain.
That sounds very un-fun. Glad that you are ok.
Alas; glad that the outcome was more or less as good as could be hoped! Feel better soon, and best wishes to your bike.
Oh no! I hope you heal quickly and Ross continues to take great care of you!!
Reminds me of a fall I had in Slovenia 2 years ago. Riding across a wet bridge when suddenly people went down in front of me. Tried to brake and went down fast. No permanent damage, but just missed going off the bridge.
So we all know wet steel is VERY slippery. Just like the wet wood in the forest (but you fall farther off a bike).
Loose gravel is also to be avoided on a bicycle, as I'm sure you know.
Oh, Sam, I'm sorry. That sounds really painful. I'm glad you're ok, and didn't break a collarbone or something. Heal fast!
Of course I know it's slippery! Doesn't mean it didn't catch me off guard. Just because you know something, doesn't mean you won't get distracted! Yeah, there is one corner that is at the bottom of a hill (of course an Uppsala hill, so not that big), where they seem to like to pile all the gravel from the winter. I think it was just more the shock of the experience than any lasting pain that sticks with me. Though, Alex, I think of your run-in with the car (along with other much-worse-than-mine accidents) and I can't even imagine the shock after that!