I've been bike commuting on and off for seven years now, and year round for two. And today I finally got winged!
It was where the MUP crosses a road and runs parallel to the exit ramp off a freeway, when I got the green light I went and a lady in a white minivan turned right and smacked me with the grill/bumper. She was nice, she stopped, she seemed more concerned about me than I was, although she was distressingly dissmisive of the damage to the bike
The Damage: My bike rack was bent way the heck out of shape, as were the stays on both fenders (of course a strong wind will bend the fender stays). Both wheels are knocked severly out of true, and my half dozen blinkies were scattered to the four winds (I've found one and pieces of one other but the rest must have been left in the intersection). The bike is basically unrideable until the wheels are trued and the rack is either repaired or removed. The fenders have been giving me trouble lately so I'm a little happy to take them off and rework the atttatchement.
The Good: Thank god it is winter, with the layers of clothing I had on I don't even have a bruise anywhere. I'd like to give a shout out to the Planet bike alias, I saw the thing hit the pavement on the end of my handle bars and it is still working (just a little scuffed up). Also my steel frame appears to have not even by scratched, yeah steel! Also kudos to the driver for offering me a lift, even though it was quite a ways out of her way.
Finally three huzzahs! for my wife who offered to take the bike to the shop today during her lunch break while I'm busy with some meetings with people coming in from out of town.
The Annoying Part: This was the last intersection on my commute that I had to go through. damn!
The Lesson: I was rushing, I started across the intersection as soon as I had the light instead of checking that the right turners have seen me like I usually do. If you are late, don't rush at the intersections. and beware the right turner.