I don't know what it was, but my instincts were telling me to stay home this morning..I was 16 miles into my ride and I still am not 100% certain why, but I skid badly on the road. I think I may have hit a rough patch of road and some gravel, but that happens often enough without my bike skidding like that. Sometimes I ride aggressive, standing, leaning significantly forward and swaying the handle bars, but this wasn't one of them. I was riding upright and at a moderate pace. I read a post a few days ago where people were going back and forth about wether you have time to think about landing on your shoulder to protect your hand, but....you really don't. Luckily I did land on my shoulder, but it was just instinctual and not planned at all. Luckily I didn't sustain any real injuries, i'm just a little sore and scrapped up my knee, elbow, stomach and bruised my thigh a little. Even my gear was mostly undamaged, I will need my bike serviced due to my seat post rotating 45 degrees(put it back into place, but don't trust it) and my handle bar that got bent(ditto the seat post). I couldn't ride it home because the gears weren't working correctly either. A driver saw it and she was the traumatized one . She offered me a ride and kept on saying "that was scary, wasn't that scary, that was scary"l....lol A few questions: -Of course I need new handlebars, they were bent at least 2 inches and will now have a weak point, Is that something that is easily replaced by yourself? -The seat was turned 45 degrees,but looks fine, Is a replacement 100% necessary for that as well? -The frame and forks looked good on inspection, is it advisable to have a pro evaluate them?