Well today was fun. I had forgotten my wallet and had to go get it so I could go to the post office today. The weather was sprinkling but the roads were wet. Here I am going about 15 as the road starts to slope up. The bike lane is one lane out and not against right curb so I was in it. A lady in a SUV pulled out in front of me. I put on full brakes but I could not stop so I went to the left to go around her. I think I was close to stopping and she was too I think. But it she still hit me in the side. Man I did a face plant but my helmet sure saved me. I saw the road real close but only my chin got a whack my head bounced off the payment. Well the helmet did. I was thinking why did my face not get hurt? Then I finally figured it out my helmet hit not my face.
Lots of witnesses and I was in the right. The lady that did it was really nice and even brought me home. I thought I might need the ambulance that arrived but once my leg was not numb I could feel it was not broken just bruised up a lot.
So she brought me home gave me 100.00 to get a helmet and will fix the bike. Sure glad the frame is a good steel frame.
I do admit I forgot to turn on my front flasher. It is a xenon flasher so it would have been visible. I donít usually ride that time of day and I was in a hurry and forgot. But it sounds like she saw me and her food slipped off the brake pedal. (She admits she was at fault) so it may not have made a difference.
Well I sure needed to ship a bunch of orders today but this day is shot. I am not up to standing for a couple of hours now.