Tuesday, August 01, 2006

traffic statistic/setback...

hey folks, just a quick note to let everyone know that i got hit by a car last night as i was starting my evening ride... i won't go into details, but it looks like i was at fault. i was distracted by other cars doing stupid things (passing on the left while i was in the left lane trying to turn left) and wasn't paying attention where i should have been (up the road).

got checked out at the ER last night and it looks like i'm just a bit scraped and bruised, honestly i was pretty lucky. my team-issue bell sweep xc did it's job and now sports a pretty good crack. i was a bit worried about re-injuring my shoulder, since that's what hurt the most, but it looks like it's ok. i'll probably get an MRI to see if there's any ligament damage.

the wheels on my road bike are bent; the front topolino will probably need to be replaced completely, but the rear powertap wheel will just need to be rebuilt. i should be back on the bike in a week or so once the soreness goes down and we're sure my shoulder is ok.

(at least now i've had time now to get the wireless network set up correctly at the new apartment)

9 comments:

Chris said...

arrrggghhh...bummer man.

get well soon.

Chris

Lee said...

that sucks... get well soon, glad to hear there is no major damage.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Get well soon.

-Chris

DiscoCowboy said...

You're lucky you didn't make Maili miss The Even's at Fort Reno last night!

Talk about a coincidence, glad to hear it's nothing major. I've seen quite a bit of typical retarded driving at that intersection, remeber green only means go if the other cars actually remember to stop on red.

Let me know when you want to meet up for a pint.

-j

Matt Donahue said...

Glad to hear you're ok Joe. I'm dreading my own encounter, it's only a matter of time-knock on wood.

Have a good rest week!

gmr2048 said...

holy crap, joe! you + bikes are having serious issues this year. hope you heal quickly.

gwadzilla said...

joe
hopefully there has been no update because everything was so minor
let me repeat myself
you are a cyclist for life
not for this year
not for this season
you are back from your clavicle
this should be nothing more than a speedbump
I am looking forward to seeing what you do at the Shenadoah Mountain 100

take it light
joel


even with the accidents
you are having a great year
each of life builds on the year prior
you are still building

Anonymous said...

I wasn't there, so I don't know exactly what happened, but if you were in the left lane for a left turn and passing stopped cars on the left I don't see how you were at fault. You are supposed to be in the left lane for a left turn. If you were in DC(and I think its the same in MD/VA) you are allowed to split lanes. You also passed on the left which is also correct. Unless you crossed a double yellow and ran into the middle of the interesection I don't see how you were at fault. Look into it further before you pay your own hospital bill or god forbid damage to the car!

Jason said...

Holy Christ, Joe. Be careful, buddy. I'm gonnna have to hire a chauffer for you if think get any worse. Here's hoping a quick healing is in your future.