Well that wasn’t pleasant…
You know how I like to ride my bike to the train station. That means I have to ride it home. There’s one stretch of road that I have to cross that’s less than ideal. Cars are looking to the left watching traffic approach as they get ready to turn right onto the main avenue. I’ve had a few close calls, but today the call was too close. I got hit and knocked off my bike.
Before anyone worries, I’m fine. I’m scraped and bumped, and my left knee if in a good amount of pain, making walking rather difficult. A quick trip to urgent care resulted in a tetanus shot, and some x-rays that showed some soft tissue damage. But otherwise I’m fine. My helmet has no scratches and my glasses didn’t fall off or break.
I’m not too sure about my bike. It’s got some curves where none were before. I am pretty sure it is repairable.
I do appreciate that the EMTs who showed up gave me the option of removing my pants in the ambulance to check out my knee rather than just cutting them at the scene.
I might need a day of rest tomorrow, depending on how stiff my knee is, but the doc said I should just act as normally as the pain will allow.
I’ve never been hit by a car. Took 43 years for that to happen. I’d rather it didn’t happen again. It could have been a lot worse.
It’s why I don’t bike much.
And why I won’t be biking for a few weeks or more. 🙁
There are crazy folk out there.
Chris must got back from Moab with several friends…… he got a few scratches…. but your story is why i always say mtbing is way safer than riding a bike on the street…. on the street you can not control the cars…. on a mtb you can always decide to walk it or skip it. gws.
Oh my goodness. So glad you’re okay!!
Unless you are like me and go over the handlebars mountain biking on Maui!!!
Number 78 on the bucket list, “get hit by a car,” now crossed off
:-O Glad you were not seriously injured and hope the knee does not give you to much of a problem. *hugs
Ugh, so sorry this happened. I’m glad you are okay.
This morning is a bit rough. My 10-second walk to the bathroom after getting up as a 10-minute painfest. I think I’ll be staying off the knee today.
Yes please take it easy today. Worry meter still at about 25 %.
We’re here for you – just take the time you need and let us know how we can help!
take care of yourself and baby that knee! Mom spoke above…here’s God-Mom!
I took a nap already and was able to prop the leg up, taking all pressure off the knee for a while. It’s not as stiff as it was earlier today.
I’ve also been hit on a bike, sounds like the same kind of situation as yours. There’s a reason they want to sell you a thousand reflective stickers and flashing LED lights – motorists do not pay enough attention.
I’m really glad you’re okay overall. Just keep that beard safe 😉
OMGoodness Chris, you could have been killed…..you need lots of TLC! Do be careful of the as motorists really aren’t always able to slow down or in complete control……..get the stickers & flashing lights! love you both!
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