Yesterday morning about five minutes into my regular commute, I was knocked off my bike by a car. More specifically by the wide trailer laden with boats which the car was towing. The driver must have seen me when stopped at the traffic lights about 50 metres back, but didn't give enough clearance around me for the trailer. The trailer just got closer and closer, and then when it touched me, down I went.
A motorcyclist stopped to assist me as I picked myself up. He got my chain back on the chainwheels and lent me his mobile to phone home. However no one was up, so I got back on the bike and rode home.
Then to the doctor, who sent me off for pelvic X-ray. The low point was when the radiographer came in to say they had found a fracture in a small bone at the bottom of the pelvis. I chimed in, so you're now looking for the other fracture - I know that from when I fractured in this area last year. Then she went out, and returned with the news that what they had seen was the old fracture line!
So the good news is no fractures, just a very sore leg (not as bad as yesterday evening, thankfully), a sore shoulder capsule, road rash on left elbow, hip and knee, and somehow a badly bruised right thumb.
This morning on aus.bicycle newsgroup was a message from the motorcyclist, so I've been able to email him to thank him for this help. Coincidences!
So, Media Creations, I won't be around on the Saturday morning ride for a couple o' weeks, while I get over this one. My crash last year was much worse - fractured clavicle as well as pelvis - but I have a complete memory of this one, unlike last year.
Years of riding without accidents, and then two within a year! I suppose you just have to take life as it comes.