Had my first fall on the new bike last night. It was pretty ridiculous, actually. I was headed down Broadway, approaching Union Square, when a girl on a track bike was jolting to a stop like a madwoman. Amazed by her stopping skills, I slowed down and came to a stop at the red light, as well. But I forgot my feet were still in the baskets (I usually remove them as I'm slowing down). I came to a complete stop and fell right over. Luckily, there was an SUV to break my fall, so I only hit my knee on the street. Some girl on a cell phone walked by and said "Oh my god! Are you OK?" I was fine. But I was wedged between my bike, the pavement and the SUV, with my feet still in the baskets. I managed to untangle myself and get back up, slightly embarrassed; no real damage done.
The wound is weak, and probably won't even scar. But there will be better falls, with better scars, oh yes there will.