I woke up this morning wondering what the lesson I should learn from falling off the bike, I panicked when the bike did not stop. It is a new braking system that I have never encountered. i fell off the bike backwards in order not to hit my teacher and friend who had stopped in front of me. I landed on my SI joint, my neck snapped back and I hit my head on the hard dirt just outside of the asphalt pavement.
I think the lesson is to protect myself as well as not hurting anyone. The lesson also is to not take up new challenges beyond my ability such as getting on the bike after many years being rusty and learning a new braking system. Honor my limitation.
Also an opportunity to find out who are my friends will come to my rescue when I need them.