I published this yesterday on my tumblr page, but realised it belongs here too:
I had my first collision with a car this morning.
Riding to the office, enjoying my new bike.
Just 3 minutes from work, on a mini roundabout next to ASDA.
Clear indication wasn’t enough for her.
She saw me, hesitated, then sped up.
I saw her stopping, continued my exit of the roundabout, then watched wide eyed as she accelerated, then braked immediately in front of me.
No time to brake as I hurtled towards her car, then head first, in slow motion, into the bonnet.
The whole roundabout stood still, waiting for signs of life as I peeled myself from the bonnet, glared at the driver and her son and uttered a pointedly sarcastic “Thank You Very Much!”
As soon as I was off her car she sped away, the front of her black Ford KA bearing the mark of the impact.
I continued my journey, bruised and shaken, but nothing broken.