Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Bikes: Specialized Tricross Comp
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Crashes are always a surprise
I had a close call today that impressed on me how impossible it is to avoid some accidents. I was riding in Rehobeth Beach DE with my 2 year old grandson in a carrier on the back. As I rode along an uncrowded residential street with 45 degree angle parking to my right an idiot passed by my wife and I on the left and made a sudden right hook into a parking spot immediately in front of me. I slammed on the brakes and stopped with a slight tap against the car. I was barely able to get my foot out of the clip and prevent a potentially disastrous fall. If I had been riding at even a moderate clip I would slammed into this idiot. I cursed the guy roundly as did my wife. He refused to get out of the car or roll down his window so we just rode on. My wife thought that maybe he was on a cell phone.
Scared the hell out of me.
Last edited by donheff; 06-25-12 at 05:39 PM.