Saturday, January 27, 2018

An Anniversary of Sorts

It was just over four years ago that I was riding my bike and rode into a car.
I went flying through the air and the thought that was running through my head was, "Gee, Mike, I didn't think I would be joining you quite so soon!"  My husband had died five months previously.

I was passing the site of the accident and snapped this picture from the perspective of the driver of the car.
It's pretty clear why she didn't see me!
I was coming from the driver's right.  We were hidden from each other until it was too late.

Florida has the highest rate of bicycle-car collisions in the nation.
I'm glad I was wearing a helmet.
My face looked like an eggplant for a while but nothing was broken except my bike and that helmet.

14 comments:

  1. Thank goodness, you're a poster child for bicycle helmets. They are mandatory here though occasionally I see an adult without one. Of course, we don't see bicycles more than 6-8 months of the year...with the exception of a few hardy souls. It's -25C out there tonight.

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  2. That is scary. I'm afraid that is why I don't ride bikes anymore. I just moved from a big biking neighborhood and I saw too many close calls to feel comfortable ever again. However, I'm always glad for the folks that haven't given up their bike yet. Great exercise and great way to view the world.

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  3. That was a very frightening experience.
    A helmet has saved my son's head, and life, several times.

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  4. Yeah, I remember that. Glad you're okay and thanks for your good example.

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  5. I remember you having that accident because I had crashed my bike also and damaged my knee. I gave up biking for good. Did you?

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  6. I never ride a bike anymore, because I am so clumsy. Good that you survived that horrible accident.

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  7. I still ride my park at our winter residence, but it's not as natural to me as when I was a kid. I've fallen off only once this year - couldn't see the ground in the dark. So now I limit my rides to daylight.

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  8. Glad your ok.
    That would of been very scary indeed

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  9. I remember when that happened. You were banged up good but luckily nothing life threatening. Amen for that helmet. I sure miss Florida biking--nice and level but yes, rather dangerous since there are so many on two wheels.

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  10. That is an anniversary that I am grateful to hear you are around to celebrate. That is one blind corner if I ever saw one. I’m glad you were wearing a helmet also. And, I’m grateful you didn’t break your neck or some other bone.

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  11. Wow, that had to be scary. Glad you only had eggplant face and ever happier to hear you were wearing a helmet. :-)
    Have you been on a bike since?

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  12. Darn glad you were wearing ahelment!

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