That guy from the Chi
Join Date: Jul 2012
Bikes: 88 Trek 800 - gone to new cheeks; '14 Trek 1.2 - aka The X1 Advanced; '13 Trek 3500 Disc
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I smashed my bike :(
So while leaving early to get my 1 year old son to the doctor Sunday morning I was backing out of a parking spot in a non-lit area at a cottage we were renting with some family in Door County, Wi.
Side note- VERY beautiful place and thoroughly enjoyed the hills while I could.
Back to the tale, I backed up into a tree. While that itself isn't bad, the fact that BOTH my bikes were on a rack was. I bent the crank gears on the MTB which I fixed today, but the Schwinn didn't fair so well as you can see. However, since we own the CR-V my wife and I will just get a payment from insurance to fix it and our rates won't go up (accident forgiveness). So the SUV will be fixed and I might be looking at a new bike.
But there is a part of me that is weeping, this bike meant a lot. There was a lot of miles on it and a lot of weight loss made. I might try to straighten it and use it on a trainer in the house only.
Good note - no one was hurt other than my pride and Gertie!
The car with no glass and a nice dent in the back.