I've heard that cycling is one of the most dangerous sports, and my trip to the E.R. Added to that statistic.
So I just got my swift for my birthday at the beginning of this month and have been enjoying the heck out of it ever since. Last night I decided to go for a ride but it was cut short by a driver who decided to turn right as I was going to cross through the intersection.
Suffice to say I was struck by a van and was thrown across 3 lanes of traffic. According to the witnesses, I flipped over several times. They were surprised that I was able to stand up and walk off to the side of the road. I guess I was in a bit of shock and my adrenaline was pumping, which got me going. I walked away with a lot of road rash to my legs, cuts scrapes and a lot of bruising in some tender areas and a severely sprained finger, that I swore was broken at the time.
Unfortunately my less thatn 3 week old swift did not fare so well. I'm sad to say that it is unrideable at this time. I don't know the exact condition it is in right now, but I had to drag it out of the intersection. Oh well, like everyones been telling me, the bike can be replaced, but I can't. Yeah I'm thankful for that, but I'm super bummed about my (ex)new ride.