Genetics have failed me
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zorneding, Germany
Bikes: Norwid Aaland, Radon Slide 140, Dahon mju, Pedalforce CX1, Trek Madone 5.9, Old MTB and lots of spare parts
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Yesterday I almost didn't come home from my exercise ride
... as I was almost mowed down at a street crossing.
Bike path crosses a t-intersection and continues running parallel to the street which is the perpendicular connecting part of the intersection for a very short while. Car was sitting at the stop sign at the parallel running street and just as I was crossing the street, he peels out to make his left turn. I hit the brakes as hard as I could and he misses me by inches. I just barely get to unclip my left shoe as I loose balance as I'm now stopped dead in the middle of the street. I'm able to hop of my bike without a scratch, but the bike takes a fall as I'm not able to hold it anymore
At least the driver stopped and asked me if I was OK. That was at least a highlight. After I told him to be more careful at intersections I hopped back on my bike and finished my 25 mile ride at 16.7mph avg. Wheew.