Sunday, November 26, 2006

have you ever been hit by a truck

well i have, 1992 in seattle on feb 14th. ya i was plowed side swiped and it crushed the bike. i was launched up in the air by the windshield and landed on my feet behind the mini truck. a small toyota.

i think someone was watching for me, like they always do.
i was a bike messenger and the pedestrians came running and gasping.

it was a lucky day in the life of a fox, but then again the next day i felt beat up and sore.


that brings me to today. i feel like i got hit by a truck.

yesterday i hit a tree at wheeler, it was good times in the 801, slc mid town. rippin the holeshot with bart and sager on my wheel.

it lasted about 1 minute before i stacked it into a 2 wheel drift tree side.
trees are hard and they dont move.

it bounced me back into the road and i was seeing stars for a minute.
upon body check something wasnt right. i creaked my back and neck pretty good but kept it rollin.

back in the rear of the pack i was hurtin. couldnt get it goin and wanted to call it day about 7 times.

i guess a lot of guys were crashing everywhere. it was kind of slippery and gravel was on every turn, then the mud river bog clogged my shoes with shit.

ya good times.

next time i will try not to hit a tree..

im feelin like an old dude that has fallen and cant get up

















it was sunny and nice, it could be 25 degrees and mud/snow/ice. thats hard to ride.

5 comments:

flahute said...

Been hit 3 times ... once on Mt. Tamalpais, by a car making an illegal U-turn. Destroyed the bike, I did a somersault, wrecked my back, but still did 40 miles on the fixed gear the next day.

Sideswiped once on Bush Street in S.F., by a BMW that turned right in front of me to enter a parking garage. I put my U-lock through his passenger window, then took off.

Last time was by some idiot who decides to back-up, half-way down teh block, going the wrong way on Sutter Street (also in SF).

I've stacked it due to potholes and speed bumps, but I can honestly say I've never crashed into a tree.

You still put on a good show yesterday, though ...

Anonymous said...

Sorry you stacked it. From my vantage point at the back of the bus, I didn't see it.

You did look none too spunky. I thought you might go after Gardie when he said you were having a good day.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you stacked it. From my vantage point at the back of the bus, I didn't see it.

You did look none too spunky. I thought you might go after Gardie when he said you were having a good day.

A-Train said...

you should be used to it after getting run over by the Train so much

jsager said...

this what almost happened....you & us