gibvel Posted July 21, 2014 Share #1 Posted July 21, 2014 Well, yesterday I was riding to Longmont to show someone my Virago that I was selling. I-25 was crowded yesterday. I'd gotten in the left lane to pass had passed the last car on the right and was doing a couple head checks to gauge distance to pull back over into the right lane. Looked back and there was the rear of the SUV in front of me. No time to react, don't know if I pulled the front brakes or not. Remember hitting the SUV, turning and watching the bike go down but don't remember anything until I woke up and was looking through my helmet at people looking at me. Long story short, I've got a few bumps and bruises a rash the size of a dime on one knee and about the size of a half dollar just under the other knee. No concusion, no broken bones. Got some knots on my right calf, right thigh and left shin. I'm able to walk, no upper body problems... that weren't there before the wreck from getting old Guys, I'm chalking this up as a miracle and thank the good lord that I'm still here with only minor aches and no head trauma. Lesson 1: Always wear a helmet!!! It would have been a totally different storry had I not been wearing my helmet. Lesson 2: Always wear protective clothing. These are both things I swore to do! Lesson 3: Always leave enough space from the cars in front and behind for the traffic situation. This is one of those times in life when you search deep inside and try to determine if it's time to give up riding. At this point I don't think I can but there's always that voice in the back of your head, after something like this, that makes you think. Guys, Please, ride safe and pay attention!! Things can happen soooo quickly!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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