Take it for what it’s worth? (lightly)

Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm 3 comments

Yesterday on my ride home from work, I had a bit of a run-in… I really am more embarassed than anything else… Don’t get me wrong, I was and still am pissed. 

The abbreviated story

I was on my way home from work when things went crappy.. I was an eighth of a mile from the entrance to the Schuylkill River Trail, on the hill going down towards The Outbound Station (a small shop we get drinks at while riding). Went through a green light, and a woman was making a left turn from the opposite direction… She wasn’t nearly fast enough, and I rode right into the back/side of her station wagon. I tried to slow down, but from the looks of my front wheel, I was probably riding at 25 miles an hour! I don’t think I lost conciousness, but I put a dent in the back of the car and broke her plastic fin on the roof (?). I walked away, bleeding from the nose profusely. Got a cat scan and xrays for my nose, shoulder, and yeah, head… No problems but a broken nose!  I have good spirits but CYCLING IS DANGEROUS. WEAR A HELMET, AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME.   

Anybody wanna donate to the ‘doug needs new gear’ fund? In other news, I’ll be riding the 2008 MS 150 City-to-Shore in September. I’ll let you all know how you can help if you’d like, soon! 

Please feel free to knock some sense in me, but please know that this was absolutely not my fault. I’m glad the driver stopped this time! 

         I hope to answer any questions people have, I know I only touched some topics here. 

                Have a good weekend! 

                     -Doug

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen  |  Monday, July 21, 2008 at 12:36 am

    WOULD YOU BE CAREFUL?!!!!!!!! Glad to hear you’re Ok! I miss you!

    Reply
  • 2. Beth  |  Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Hey things have been a bit crazy lately and this was the only way I could track you down!!! Text me and I will explain everything to you so you know what has been going on. YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR CARS!!!!! Love ya!

    Reply
  • 3. Ewansmama  |  Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 8:56 am

    DOUGGGGGG!!!!!! PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Leesa

    Reply

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