Saturday, August 27, 2005

Hit by a car

Today around 6 p.m. I was riding east on 49th Street when I was hit by a westbound motorist making a left turn onto Reynolds Street. I am fine, aside from a scrape on my elbow. Unfortunately, my front wheel wound up under one of the car's tires. Looks like I'll need a new one of those. The driver was completely mortified and extremely apologetic.

I still needed to go to the grocery store, so I pulled my 1979 Peugeot UE-8 out of the bike shed and put the panniers on it. Unfortunately, when I was inflating the tires, something broke in the bottom of the pump. Rats! I wound up driving to the grocery store for the first time in about two months. It was not a very satisfying trip.


bruce halabuda said...

glad youre ok.
i was reading about retro-direct gearing mechanisms today.
seems totally awesome.

Jim said...

Yeah, what Bruce said. Glad you're ok. I had a similar experience early in my cycling days, but, looking back, I blame myself and my (then) lack of safe cycling skills. Ride on.