Well, maybe this wont happen for a while now, but after commuting for a week and a half i went down today. Im actually pretty good but my rt ankle is messed up--sprained it real bad. EMT's had a medical doc with thm said SLIGHT chance it *COULD* be fractured, i think its just sprained though.
Anyways, i saw it coming, i started down the last mile of my treck home--almost all down hill, i started down the hill, speed picks up quick. Then i see a car back out into the road--slowly. I was like NO WAY!!--Me on a bright red bike with a bright red basket, light grey shirt/sweats, orange safety vest--on the proper side of the road going the right way--in the roadway. I applied the brakes as hard as i could, skided a little--still carrying a bunch of momentum, by this time i can see its a older person with a walker in the pass seat--never saw me coming. She starts to pull away, i see a the driveway clearing in the curb and try to get on the sidewalk. The 3/4" lip from the road to sidewalk caught the tires as i couldnt make a sharpenough turn onto it and took me down. I rolled to a stop on the sidewalk next to the bike, as the car went down the road---i was PI**ED!!!!! Of course the 2 cars behind me kept going--thanks.
I was surprised on the many that slowed and even turned around to see if i was alright. A gentleman called the police and the whole brigade showed up, EMT's wanted me to go to the hospital, i declined and reassured if i felt bad latter on i would go in the morning. My wife came and got me. I sit here typing with my ankle on ice and in the air to keep any bruising down.
No idea if the bike is damaged in any way, i just fixed the unknown bent rear axle i had this weekend as well as other adjustments and new brakes---glad i had them or i would have ended up on the car for sure---they were really bad before. And its my wifes bike as my new commuter is not prepared yet for my needs. Darn--i though i was having a good day. Well, i will rest and had to drive to work now, hopefully by the end of the week or next week i can ride again.