I'm hoping we can learn from each others experiences and maybe save us grief down the road. What are some mistakes you've made while riding? My biggest mistake occurred last year while riding lead. There was a chuck of tire in the road from a blow out. Feeling a little spunky that day I rode close enough to give it a kick. I'm guessing the piece weighed less than 10 pounds, but it felt like 50. I could have broke my foot or lost control. In addition (and much worse), instead of warning my riding brothers, I could have kicked it in front of one of them. No one said anything about it, but looking back on it, it was VERY stupid.