So yesterday I’m stopped on a straight section of a 2 lane road for about 15 or 20 seconds, broad daylight, signal light flashing, waiting for the oncoming traffic to pass so I can turn left into my driveway... 3 or 4 cars have passed and now it’s clear to go... I turn left, across the oncoming lane, and WHAM! — I get hit FROM BEHIND while I’m entirely in the oncoming lane!?!
The bike spins about 120 degrees and stays up! (I’d love to say it was due to my superior riding skills & cat-like reflexes... but I think it was just that the bike didn’t want to fall down. Good bike!
I’m now alongside the car that hit me, just a few feet from the driver’s window – when she looks at me and says, “Where the hell did you come from!?” I wish I’d had the presence of mind to say something witty like, `I just warped in from another dimension’, but I was literally dumbstruck with disbelief!
Apparently when `she opened her eyes’
and saw me, she swerved left into the oncoming lane to avoid me. Unfortunately that’s where I was already headed too.
My mistake was that I got careless and took my eyes off the mirror for too many consecutive seconds. If I’d seen her coming, I would’ve been able to accelerate out of her path.
I’m fine and the bike looks fine, in fact there isn’t a mark anywhere on it, so I have to think her bumper just hit the tire.
They’re out there folks! Stay sharp!