Almost out of Texas on a a Southern tour - on a wide sholder without any busy traffic - lady driver hits me at 65 miles an hour. In reality hits my panniers and drives by tent poles into my legs requiring stitches and the force screws up my knee. Am I lucky to be alive - only by the mercy of of the one above!!!!! Been in Houston a week recoverying - planning to join my traveling buddies in a few days in next state only 850 miles to go. The question I must ask myself - will I do this again. In 30 plus years of riding it was never been this close.