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Last edited by buykguy; 11-08-12 at 10:59 AM.
Assuming you are in North America, best time to be recuperating is late Fall/Winter.
Driver's insurance cooperative with meeting your needs?
RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
Did you report the accident and claim on her insurance?
Congratulations on being alive (and able to cruise at 27mph). I'd suggest you think about talking to a lawyer about this accident.
Her turn? Was this at a stop sign?
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
What she did was illegal and potentially lethal. Glad the injuries weren't worse.
Some years ago, while living in another state, two women drove onto a major highway in front of an oncoming loaded lumber truck. The truck driver had no time in which to react and the women were instantly killed. Some people have poor judgement about these situations. They may be perfectly fine people in every other respect. I find I ride my bike in a heightened state of alertness and avoid higher risk roads but still wonder what else I might do. I work on 'what else' quite a lot.
I survived 20 years and a couple of hundred thousand miles of motorcycling mostly in the Atlanta/N Georgia area by assuming everyone around me was going to try to kill me. Constantly aware of the position of all vehicles around me and subconsciously planning escape routes. Much easier on a motorcycle because you always go a little faster than the traffic flow. I don't know hot to get that level of situational awareness while on a bike, except that is when I'm deep in the Blackwater Forrest near here where you might see a car or truck every 1/2 hour or more.
I don't bike with traffic except in very slow and limited traffic situations.
Even taking the lane is no guarantee. I once got right-hooked by someone who did it from a lane over.
Just yesterday, some <insert derogutory term here> raced around me so he could make his right turn ahead of me, cutting me off. Fortunately, I saw it coming. The one place I routinely take the lane is when crossing an intersection. I want to be behind (or ahead of) any car turning right, not to the side of them. I give them the lane back as I clear the intersection, or even while I'm in it if the lanes are widening and I can be sure there is room as exit the intersection. Coming back into the traffic as things narrow back to the normal lanes is another danger point.
Glad you survived, buykguy, and sorry to hear of your ijuries.
"If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."
congrats on 1-going nine years before taking a beating. And #2, you took a series hit. God's Speed in your healing.
You also have some wisdom going. A person who thinks a right turn is something they are entitled to is going to do their best to make this your fault. Having a police report is the best second step. Calling for the ambulance was the first.
How is the bike?
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!
I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
My basic mantra while riding. "They can't see me. If they can see me, they're going to try to kill me."
I'm not saying it's true. Just that it's a good maxim to live by.
"I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson
so you were both going in the same direction. She was up ahead making a right and as you tried to pass her on the right and you impacted her door?
or is it that you were both going in the same direction, she passed you and then tried to beat you and make a right before you got there?
Either way if it were me I'd erase my post entirely and not comment about it until everything is settled.