Just returned from Philippines, Did my first ride in US in 5 months. 23 miles short of 2600 miles YTD. So I thought go for it. No poblems in PI. So yesterday i decided to do the 23 miles. 10 miles into ride, I was following about 75- 100 yards behind a SUV, Entry into a subdivision was on a outside curve, and he turned in. I started the curve when i noticed a SUV coming towards me. As I entered the curve I saw that he was not looking at me or slowing down much - other than to rurn in subdivison. I saw he was NOT LOOKING IN MY DIRECTION and then he turned into the subdivision in front of me - I hit my brakes, HOPING not to have him hit me with his grill. I almost made it. He hit me somewhere on the corner of front fendor and I went into the air. I remember looking back, seeing his face - he was a very older gentleman, and I noticed I was higher than his SUV. I remember thinking this is going to hurt! Then BAM - I hit the pavement and I Thought "he's going to roll over me". Luckily he did not, but the pain was Awesome. I landed on my left left hip/pelvus. Did I mention Pain was awesome. I think I passed out for a few seconds as when I looked from th ground, his car was stopped, his front tire even with my head about 2 feet away. I also noticed, I was 60-80 feet into the subdivision ! I layed still on purpose, he finally came out of car, and said you OK? I hollered NO! call an ambulance. He then said "Why didn't you stop?" I said I had right of way, tried but couldn't in time. Why didn't you look? He was, I estimate about 80 and looked totally confused. He had no cell phone but about that time others came around and someone called. I still had bike between my legs, and laid there till ambulance came.
Emergency Room took X-Rays, (That morphine is good stuff). and news was no broken bones - Life is Good!!!!!! They sent me home, painful night, swollen and can hardly walk this am, but I will be back on road. A woman in neighbor hood has my bike, and I don't know were helmut/sunglasses are, so I have not checked bike yet, I called police when I got home from Emergency room, and they said Driver admitted he made a mistake, Bike is a custom Steelman, so I hope its OK- BUT I don;t care, Life is Good, I have many hills to climb yet, and prognosis is good I will be able to. Just gotta be careful of getting hooked on pain pills. Wife asked me what I was doing riding in subdivision and about passed out when she realized I was on the road prior to entry.
Again, Life is good.