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DJoos
03-15-2007, 10:27 PM
I recently was lucky enough to T-Bone the side of a car that failed to stay stopped at a stop sign. I was going west on Madison, down the hill, doing about 25mph. I was in the middle of my lane of traffic trying to be visible... then blam! I wasn't visible enough. Five feet doesn't cut it for stopping distance so I went "superman" over the car. My bike was totalled (getting a new one from the insurance though) somehow I walked away. I flew and landed just right (about 15-20 feet away), I banged up and cut my left leg on my handle bars, other than that I ended up fine.

Things to keep in mind while commuting:
Where a helmet.
We are harder to see, no matter what.
When crashing; tuck and roll, don't stick your arms out.

Ride safe.

mike_khad1
03-15-2007, 10:51 PM
Sorry about the crash DJoos. You are unbelievably lucky to walk away from that with relatively minor injuries. I hope you don't have long to wait for the replacement bicycle.

Michael

norse rider
03-16-2007, 08:50 PM
I am glad to hear that you walked away from this and are doing alright. Sorry about the bike but what matters is that you are o.k. See you on the road.