I believe I posted an introduction in the "Introduction Thread" a couple months ago, so without further ado...
My name is Tom. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My stable includes a 199(6)? Trek 520, 1984 Raleigh Teton Mountain Tour, and my girlfriend's 1987 Bridgestone CB-1. The 520 is equipped with a Surly Nice Rack in the rear and a Trek brand full size rack in the front. I ride using a set of Arkel panniers in the back and Sunlight in the front. I was excited to share photo's of my bike. Unfortunately I was struck broadside by a car yesterday. She failed to stop at a stop sign and nailed me. My bike and I flew on top of her hood and immediately fell off after she slammed on her brakes. She pulled up next to me and asked if I was alright.
I said "Yeah, I think so, but let me check my bike". I turned around to look at it and she drove off! I quickly jotted down her license plate and called the police. So they made contact with her and gave her a citation. Personally I thought she would have gotten more from that but oh well. The bike is unrepairable because the frame is bent fairly good.
So now I'm looking into filing legal action against her so she will pay for the replacement of my bike. The bike is currently at the shop getting estimated. They mentioned that since the frame was bent she would have to replace it with a new 520...So here I am, waiting for Monday to come so I can go to the court house. I live in a no fault state so I'm not sure how the procedings will go.
It was nice to finally make a post on here. Too bad I waited so long.