I'm a tourer and I was cycling down to Florida to surprise my parents for Christmas and today a logging truck hit me from the rear. I was on the shoulder, watching my mirror and saw him veer over, couldn't get out of the way in time. He hit me going around 50 mph. I was very lucky, could easily be dead, have a sore back and chest, and a hemotoma the size of a grapefruit on my thigh.
Here's the thing.
The truck hit me on the rear rack and tore off my highway side pannier and crushed the rack beyond use. I need a new rack and doubt I can find one in Vidalia, GA. Does anyone live in this area and have a rack for sale? (I can rig a backpack from Walmart to replace the damaged pannier.)