Thursday, March 18, 2010
Road Bike, Part 2: The End
Well, since there are only a handful of people who read this, and everyone already knows, I won't share too many details.
I was riding my new bike to work today, which is mostly along a beach path but ventures into city riding for a short stretch. This was the second time I had ridden to work, and I was excited but a little sore. Anyway, I ended up getting hit by a car making a left turn.
Neither the car nor I were going terribly fast, and I didn't hit my head in any way that showed damage to my helmet. I hit the car on the front driver-side light, and then hit the windshield with enough force to leave a smash about 1 foot square. I don't have any pictures of the car, I'm sorry to say.
I didn't black out, and the most damage I suffered was some bruising on my right hip, possibly from the windshield, and a puncture wound on my left shin which required four stitches. I have a collection of road rash on my left hand, my left elbow, and my right shin, and a serious goose egg on my left shin below the puncture.
I have included a picture of my bike, and I will include a link to the public album on Picasa, but there is some blood, so don't go if you are squeamish. Also, there's a not-flattering picture of my right hip, so don't go if you mind seeing that.
The Link (THERE WILL BE BLOOD)
I am fine now, thank you. There were no broken bones, I got 4 stitches and a CAT scan, and everything seems to be fine. I'm very sore, but I have good drugs and plan to be back at work tomorrow. And, no, I wouldn't be riding my bike even if it was working.
Posted by Mike Erickson at 9:19 PM