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.
wales is a rough place bru..
when you moving back to africa?
February 16, 2011 — 7:20 am
Phew! Glad you made it alive mate!
February 16, 2011 — 9:19 am
Jesus saves and so do helmets! Did you get her plates?
February 16, 2011 — 10:32 am
Cheers for the responses!
Luke: You’ll know as soon as we do bro! I’m sure the roads are a lot safer for cyclists in SA!
Biffo: nope, didn’t get her plates, but did get a pretty good description and the police reckon there should be some good camera footage. She left the scene of a crime, which is an offence.
I feel a blogging renaissance coming on…
February 16, 2011 — 6:37 pm
Oj oj oj, vad glad jag är, att allt verkar ha gått bra!
February 18, 2011 — 4:13 pm