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2006-03-28 2:49 PM
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Drew,
Sorry to hear about your crash. I hope you get well soon. Give yourself the time you need to heal properly. And I second the advice on waiting before drawing any conclusions about your injuries (especially in terms of dealing with the insurance folks -- don't respond on their timeline, make them respond on yours). Sometimes things don't show up for weeks.

Mike


2006-03-28 3:43 PM
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everybody stay safe. A rider was killed about four miles from my house yesterday morning.

Edited by bullgator 2006-03-28 3:43 PM
2006-03-28 3:46 PM
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A car pulled out in front of me 2 years ago and I hit it and rolled over the trunk....got a free ride in the ambulance to the hosp.....but the best part. The cops said I was riding out of control and it was my fault.  Ummmm the only reason I was out of control is because I slammed on my brakes because there was a car on my side of the road and I didn't want to hit it.
2006-03-28 4:39 PM
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That is really scary!  Glad you are pretty much okay and hope that you heal quickly.
2006-03-28 4:41 PM
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Ride safe out there guys!!
2006-03-28 5:04 PM
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Wow - hope you have a speedy recovery!

 Take care out there....

Cat



2006-03-28 5:17 PM
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So glad you are OK. Here to a speedy recovery and good news on check ups.
Take care.
2006-03-28 5:38 PM
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I hope a speedy recovery for you.

I will now make sure I wear my helmet every ride. I had a couple of close calls like that and what really pisses me off is the driver always seems to be mad at me. Yelling waving his arms.
2006-03-28 5:39 PM
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What kind of damage did you cause to the vehicle???   I hope it's in worse shape than you.  

 Glad you're okay....for the most part and your brain bumper did its job.

2006-03-28 6:46 PM
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camy - 2006-03-28 12:40 PM

Do you remember what happened? Can you tell us how this happened? The more scenarios that we can learn about will help us be better defensive cyclists.


Well, let me tell you everything that I remember. I was in the aero position on a pretty busy street. I was about 5-6 miles into an 18 mile ride and I looked down for literally no more than a second after checking the intersection and seeing that I had a green light and the intersection was clear. Well, when I looked up I saw the car turning in front of me and I had enough time to start yelling before I hit. The next thing I remember is waking up very groggy in the back of an ambulance. I really don't remember too much of what went on in the hospital. I know that they did x rays and a CT scan, but I really can't remember much more. Apparently I walked into the hospital with on my own power, so I was legendary amongst everyone in the emergency room.

Looks like the insurance company of the other dude is probably going to cover the expenses of the bike repair. Should have told them that I ride a P3 Carbon, dang!

As for the car, I ripped his mirror off. The EMTs assured me that I left my mark. They congratulated me on doing so. They were pretty funny dudes.
2006-03-28 7:04 PM
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Wow...I'm glad you are okay.Take time and heal!

I have been thinking about this a lot recently as I'm starting to ride outside more...and some cars pass by so close....it is frustrating.

 Feel better...and sounds like you did awesome in your first tri!



2006-03-28 7:07 PM
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Wow. SO SORRY to hear about this terrible incident. I'm so so so glad you are walking and talking.

I refuse to ride my bike on the roads here. No way. 

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2006-03-28 7:48 PM
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I'm glad to hear that you're okay.  Started wearing my helmet after my son asked why he has to and I don't.  All that being said, there is a national event coming up to remember riders like yourself as well as the less fortunate ones.  http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php

2006-03-28 8:56 PM
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Drewwhite - 2006-03-28 6:46 PM


Well, let me tell you everything that I remember.


Thanks for the explanation. I'm always trying to learn from other's (good and bad) experiences since I mainly commute and am on the roads during the most busy times.

Again, sorry about the accident and it's good to see that you seem to be doing OK. Also, it's good to hear that everybody (insurance) is cooperating.

I sure hope the recovery goes well and is short.
2006-03-28 9:08 PM
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One tough @#$$$#$$. Enough said.
2006-03-28 9:22 PM
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I seriously think an organization should start making a PSA that can be televised across the nation so that maybe drivers will be more aware. Probably wouldn't help any, but maybe...

Then again those yellow signs posted everywhere that say "share the road" w/ a bike on it don't help very much.

Glad you are still here!

Edited by fattyboombalatty 2006-03-28 9:23 PM


2006-03-29 10:31 AM
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fattyboombalatty - 2006-03-28 10:22 PM I seriously think an organization should start making a PSA that can be televised across the nation so that maybe drivers will be more aware.

Check out the link above.  It's an organized bike ride for the purpose of raising awareness.  If you're going to attend, see if you can get news coverage.

http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php

2006-03-29 11:13 AM
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Wow! That SCARY! Happy to hear you are safe!

The same exact situation happened to my friend last year - turning vehicle... The helmet was the only thing that saved him, and he doesn't remember the ER visit. I think, especially in the morning with the sun glare it is harder for the drivers to see us. I try to make sure I make eye contact with the driver, even if it seems like (s)he sees me.

As I rode in to work today, one truck driver passed me within just a couple inches, really unsafely close...

Those lime-green jerseys are obnoxious, but I am thinking about getting some bike clothes in that color.

It'd be nice if you could get a nicer bike out of the deal
2006-03-29 11:29 AM
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I've just started to become comfortable riding on the road in traffic....almost too comfortable.  I 've had a few near misses...that being said, I'm very glad to hear you are ok!  Let your misfortune serve as a reminder to us all that while we do have the same rights as cars on the roads, they don't always recognize this and they are much, much bigger than we are! 

I always wear a helmet...can't imagine why anyone on the road wouldn't.  Feel better soon!!!

Here's a site to look into on staging a critical mass ride in your area....http://critical-mass.info/howto/  

2006-03-29 11:45 AM
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we should all wear spiked fuel belts so that in the event we find ourselves sliding across someones car we make sure to scratch the crap out of them. a few finely rusting permanent skids on their hood would have made me feel a little better.

Glad youre ok.

Glad his mirror isnt. nice work.
2006-03-29 2:07 PM
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Wow that's scary, glad you weren't seriously hurt. Recovery mojo sent your way.


2006-03-29 2:14 PM
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Jiggies - 2006-03-29 11:45 AM

we should all wear spiked fuel belts so that in the event we find ourselves sliding across someones car we make sure to scratch the crap out of them. a few finely rusting permanent skids on their hood would have made me feel a little better.

Glad youre ok.

Glad his mirror isnt. nice work.


also keep a bladder full of paint remover on your person to melt the paint off the spot you splat on (so to speak)
2006-03-29 2:38 PM
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So glad that you are alive and will recover.

 

Drewwhite - 2006-03-28 7:46 PM
camy - 2006-03-28 12:40 PM Do you remember what happened? Can you tell us how this happened? The more scenarios that we can learn about will help us be better defensive cyclists.
Well, let me tell you everything that I remember. I was in the aero position on a pretty busy street. I was about 5-6 miles into an 18 mile ride and I looked down for literally no more than a second after checking the intersection and seeing that I had a green light and the intersection was clear. Well, when I looked up I saw the car turning in front of me and I had enough time to start yelling before I hit. The next thing I remember is waking up very groggy in the back of an ambulance. I really don't remember too much of what went on in the hospital. I know that they did x rays and a CT scan, but I really can't remember much more. Apparently I walked into the hospital with on my own power, so I was legendary amongst everyone in the emergency room. Looks like the insurance company of the other dude is probably going to cover the expenses of the bike repair. Should have told them that I ride a P3 Carbon, dang! As for the car, I ripped his mirror off. The EMTs assured me that I left my mark. They congratulated me on doing so. They were pretty funny dudes.

2006-03-29 2:39 PM
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Glad you are ok man....

 

Scary stuff...

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