Step 1: Notice upcoming obstacle.
Step 2: Hyper-focus on obstacle by initiating tunnel vision.
Step 3: At approximately 10 feet from obstacle, recall that you have brakes.
Step 4: At approximately 5 feet from obstacle, begin to apply said brakes.
Step 5: Upon realizing that you cannot change the laws of physics and/or the space-time continuum,
make a snap-decision to bail.
Here is where it gets a bit tricky, so don't feel bad if you don't get it right on the first try.
Step 6: Levitate.
Step 7: Push firmly on the handlebars in order to shove the bike out from under you.
Step 8: *Gracefully* launch your legs over to one side and prepare to run, thus absorbing the residual propulsive energy you had while still on the bike.
Step 9: Go retrieve the bike and scrape off the dirt and clumps of grass.
Step 10 (Optional): Take a bow. Go ahead...you've earned it after all.
TUNE IN NEXT TIME FOR THE EPIPHANY