Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
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Ouch! That hurts, that's a lousy place to be caught on a bike by an unaware driver, I think most autos coming out of that intersection only expect bikes from their left, sorry you were an example of this.
I, too, am currently on crutches in the Seattle area nursing a broken hip and foot from a bike car collision out by Snoqualamie Falls mid august.
So, here are two of the most spectacular cycling crashes I've seen, both times the cyclists got away with minor injuries. Both happened back in the early nineties.
One, me and a buddy went for a nighttime bike ride after work to the bars in a small town. Riding downhill, my buddy on his BMX bike jumps a driveway curbcorner from the street onto the sidewalk, doing a little sideways air for style points and in midair he SLAMS square into the brick wall of the laundromat.
Second best, me and another buddy riding the concrete breakwall in the harbor, a big halfmile long abutment into the bay. Big breakwater, it had a lower section about 5 feet above the seaward side, then a big angled slope up to a sidewalk width top section about 15 feet above the harbor. We we having a great time riding up from the lower section to the top, then back down the ramp to the lower section. I'm riding on top and watch my buddy accelerate right up the ramp part, across the level top of the breakwall and pitched into the harbor, bike and all.
Then, there was the time....