On Wednesday, I was riding along the right shoulder of this small one lane rural road: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl. When you see the map, make it zoom in as far as it will go. Pan along East Diamond Avenue, until you get to the intersection of East Diamond Avenue and, North Summit Avenue.
The blue building on the corner with the shade reflecting off it, is where the accident occurred. At the time of the accident, the weather was like that, without the shade.
I was heading towards the intersection, on the side of the street, where the building with the blue roof is. I was 'taking the lane', of there being no 'bike lane' in the road, even though, the state law says to ride to the right hand side of the road. A female(I would have expected behavior like this from male drivers, not female drivers) driver was following too close so, I moved close to the curb so she could pass me before getting to the intersection. Instead of passing me, she gets even with me and, does not pass me!!!!!! While continuing towards the intersection, she starts to drift towards the curb!!!!! As a result, I started to lose my balance and, while I didn't fall on the car, I fell, off my bikehttp://www.theped.com/bikes/05AllezSport27_Blk_l.jpg!!!!!
I landed on the brick sidewalk, hitting my head and, almost feeling like I had broken my elbow, from the impact with the sidewalk.(thankfully, I did not break any bones) I immediately got up an berated the woman for her idiotic driving when she obviously saw me!!!! The bartender in the bar(the building with the blue roof) saw it happen because, he was on the 2nd floor outdoor bar of the building, that had a perfect view of what happened. He called 911. Both, a city and, county police officer showed up. Along with a BLS(Basic Life Support) ambulance and, 'Tower/Ladder' truck. When they got there, they started looking for the accident, as if it had involved two cars. I had to use hand motions to, point out I was the one that was hit. When the officers ask the idiot driver, if she saw me, she had the gaul to say she didn't!!! I chose not to go to the hospital but, apparently, because of that, the police did not file a report!!!!
I am still steamed!!!!!!