I am 65+ years old, five feet tall. I'm reasonably fit but have diminished physical strength due to some health issues. I've been riding a Trek Verve+ 2 with the step through design. I've had no trouble mounting the bike, but I've had some issues with dismounting. On a recent ride, as I was coming to a stop I stumbled and fell to my left, and I wound up with the bike on top of me. I sustained a sprained ankle and some scratches. This isn't the first time I dismounted very awkwardly, but it was the first time I hurt myself. I think my problem is because the bike is much heavier than the non-powered road bike I rode for years. I am just not sure of how to dismount safely. It sounds like a stupid problem, doesn't it? Has anyone else had issues with dismounting, and could anybody give me some simple advice on how to get off this bike safely?