Today was a sad day for me. I had a great 50 miles ride and made it back to the group starting place feeling better than I have in a ver long time. On the ride home I turned down a street specifically because it had a bike lane and I was still pushing 18 miles and hour heading for home. when about 1 block and a half before me turn a car past me, suddenly pulled over the solid white line and stopped right in front of me. I never had a chance to even grab the brake. Flew over the trunk and smashed into the back window. I got the wind knocked out of me. Stuck my hand up to protect my face and head and must have put it between my helmet and the window. Anyway I smashed through the window and fell behind the car, engine still running, I could the exhaust puffing off of my face. Some people stopped to call 911 and the Paramedics came to check me out. All that hurt was my hand. The woman driver said all she wanted to do was pull over to make a phone call. And these are her exact words, When I passed you I thought you had plenty of room to stop. I asked why the bike lane? She didn't know there was any rules about parking in a bike lane.
Yes I am filing a claim but I haven't a clue howmit will go. The police said they were too busy to came make a report. My Lapierre is toast.