Ever since I've started cycling I've tried to be considerate of motorist staying out of thier way careful not to piss anyone off. Yeah, I zoom in and out of traffic, but never enough to slow any of the cars around me. That is until today. Motorist could give a flying **** whether I live or die, so long as they are on time to pick up that pizza thats waiting for them.
Today I was biking to work as I usually do and started to make a left turn at an intersection when I noticed there was a black mercedes coming towards me going REALLY fast, I braked and either my brakes locked up or she hit my front tire, but all I remember is flipping over my handlebars and landing on the ground on my hands and knees hoping the car will stop before it runs me over with its back tires.
Now it was an accident, yeah she was going way to fast and hit me, but thats not what pisses me off. I got up, being considerate to let her know I was okay and she just stayed in her car looking at me like I was an idiot. I got up to move out of the intersection and she drove off. Yep...drove off. My knee was in terrible pain, my cycling tights shredded and covered in blood, thank god I was wearing gloves or my hands would have been shredded as well.
On the plus side lots of people saw what happened and quite a few of them pulled over to make sure I was alright. After about ten minutes of moaning in pain I hopped on my bike and got to work late.
Figures today was the day I forgot my helmet at work. I'm lucky I survived all this. Aside from my tights being ruined and my chainguard being bent I got out of this pretty good, but it could have gone so much more badly.
To sum all this up, motorist dont care about my life or welfare so I could give a flying **** about whether they get home in time to see The Biggest Loser. And if someone hits me again, I'm throwing my bike through thier winshield before they have a chance to drive off.