I'm nursing a sore body and a building headache. It could have been that I watched some of Soul Plane or all the the DaVinci Code. Neither one would I recommend. I also don't recommend getting hit by a car. Got word from the shop that the frame is good and only the wheel needs to be replaced. I'm thankful for that, but I probably wont be riding for a few days to allow my body to unwind itself.
Still in shock, but I should buy a lottery ticket today as luck is on my
side after being able to walk away from my bike/car accident. Some
minor scrapes and a sore back are the extent of my injuries. I don't
know how my bike fared though. The back wheel looks like a pringle and I
didn't bother inspecting the frame. Too worried about my own well
being. I was hit turning through a round-a-bout by a car going straight. I was almost out of the round-a-bout when my back wheel was hit and I slide off my bike across the ground. I brought my right arm up to protect my head and tried to relax my body as much as possible.
I should be fine as I stopped by a clinic and got examined right away. Convienently there was one about a block away. It was my first time going to a clinic here in New Zealand. Not very different from the States. Anyway. Just last night, I was looking at www.roadid.com to update my identification/alert tag as it has all my US contact information. This little bracelet goes on my wrist almost everyday when I'm back in the States as I'm either running or biking and I want my loved ones to know if something happens to me on an outing. After my accident this morning, I'll be placing my order tonight. I just have to figure out who I want as my contacts as Beth is not here. It wasn't my first time being smacked by a car, but it is no less jarring. I'm feeling lucky as it could have been worse. So don't count on tomorrow as you never know what will happen when you step out your door.