Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bad News Day

Misty just called...She's been in a wreck and it's her fault...She can't find the registration or insurance card in the car...Thankfully, no one was hurt. I guess we might have to cancel our SD trip to pay for the repairs etc.

Read about a lady being hit on my bike commute to work on Monday in the daily camera:
Daily Camera article

Now I'm even more nervous about riding on the road...I truly feel sorry for both involved in this accident. Either as a motorist or a cyclist, there are certain roads and conditions that make me nervous to pass or be passed. It worries me to be riding on Simms but there really is no good alternative. Maybe this is the spark needed to get the shoulder improved on this section of road. The construction they're doing on Simms looks like they’re at least improving the shoulder on the corner. Cyclists simply want a little breathing room when being passed…That’s all. Most drivers and cyclists ARE courteous, it’s those few jerks that seem to stand out in our minds. Accidents happen whether you're in a car or on a bike. I pass three roadside crosses on my way to work on Hwy 128…I don’t know if these unfortunate souls were on bikes or in cars, regardless, being on the road is dangerous and these markers are a daily reminder of my mortality. If there was no malicious intent, I'm sure the indelible image of the accident will haunt the driver for the rest of his life.

1 comment:

Marshal said...

So........everything ok?

Misty is ok from your post but??

SD on, off?