Whew! The LBS has determined their was no serious damage done when some idiot hit the Madone It only required some new handlebar tape and some straightening of it's dislocated shifters.
I really dreaded taking it in since I knew they would be asking how this happened. When I told them some idiot driver hit it they inquired if I was injured. Sheepishly and in my lowest whisper voice I told them I wasn't injured since I was the idiot driver
Maybe I can blame this incident on my son. After all, it was his phone call that interrupted me while I was loading the bike. I leaned it against the back bumper and went inside to answer his call. Yep, I did it! Upon returning to the van I jumped in, put it in reverse and slowly started to back out my driveway. I slammed on the brakes when I heard a clattering noise and knew right away it was my bike I was afraid to get out and survey the damage. Thankfully it slid away from the van when I bumped it and I didn't run over it.
This is the very first time I've ever done something like this and it certainly will be the last. Noone or nothing will interrupt me while I'm in the process of loading the bike on the bike rack.