Guess I was naive...didn't think it would happen to me...but it did. I was commuting back from work. Had a nice ride to work from Performance Bike in Cary to right by the Trek store in North Raleigh. But on the way home, I was coming down Millbrook road toward Six Forks and got run off the road by a truck. Wow that hurt. I was going pretty fast too. Road rash from my right hip all the way up to the top of my right shoulder. Bloodied my elbows and knees. However...thank goodness I had purchased a quality helmet...the back is completely smashed. Had i not had it on....I would easily have fractured my skull...occipital lobe to be specific. Just looking at that helmet made me cringe. I was doing about 25 when I flew.
The bike is in the shop now, getting repaired. Looking like 300 or so in damage to the bike. But honestly...the thing that makes me really angry is not that I wrecked, nor that a truck ran me off the road. What really really ticks me off....is the guy did it on purpose. Got an excellent look at his face...not a plate number though. He pulled up beside me as i hit the bottom of the hill. Honked...even waved...then swerved right into my lane trying to scare me....it worked. I swerved...hit the spot where the asphalt dipped to the culvert section and flew. Of course...he didn't stop. Now my bike is all jacked up...and I am sore. However...when the bike is fixed..I shall be back on the road again.
Oh...before you ask...why didn't I call the police.....no point. The truck was long gone and all i had was a vague description. What could they have done? Nada. But, I wil lbe back....and on that road....maybe..I'll get lucky and spot him. Then.....who knows.