Wednesday, January 06, 2010

At this rate I'll be in a full body cast by February...

Just five days into the new year and I'm already sporting this:

Ow

In the background you can see that it looks rather snowy and icy.  It IS rather snowy and icy, however slipping and falling on the ice would just be TOO SIMPLE for me.  Instead, the fates decide that I need to get hit by a car.

I am amazingly incredibly lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it I guess).  I was headed to the store on my bike to run a quick errand and some person didn't decide to take the .3 seconds to look in their mirror and opened their car door right into me.  If they'd opened it a second or two earlier, I would've run head long into it and probably flipped over the front of my handlebars and head first into the car window.  I was just in the right place for the door to hit me and knock me over.  I'm a pretty colorful shade of purple at the moment, and I have a bruise the exact shape of my left handbrake (eerily exact) on my upper arm.  My neck is really sore, along with the rest of me from the fall.  Thankfully the wrist didn’t get broken, it’s just really really bruised.

Speaking of my left handbrake... well it's no longer in working order.  The handlebars have been completely knocked off kilter (not just loose, the pin inside is probably broken), I have a bent front fork and who knows what else.  Martijn doesn't have the tools (or the time) to fix it and since it was the door-flinging-assailant's fault I don't think it would be fair for Martijn to have to fix it in the first place.   We’ll be taking it into the shop for an estimate.  At first I was hoping that it wouldn’t be too costly to fix, but after Martijn told the guy that he didn’t ONLY need to pay for my coat to be cleaned the guy was really less than friendly.  So because I am spiteful (and in pain), I hope it’s REALLY REALLY expensive to fix just because he was rude.  HAH!*

So, dear readers and friends who drive: LOOK IN YOUR MIRRORS BEFORE YOU FLING YOUR DOOR OPEN INTO CYCLISTS.

*I realize this is petty and horrible, but geez... it's not my fault he didn't look before flinging his door into me. I am the one who should be cross and grumpy!

16 comments:

brainella said...

Holy mackerel! Thank goodness you are only slightly damaged and not fully non-functional. And you have every right to be cross and grumpy and eat lots of chocolate!

Jeannette said...

I am glad you aren't worse, praise God! Hugs to you, hope you are feeling less ouchy soon! :)

Cat said...

Oh no! That stinks, I hope you feel better soon!

Noodle said...

Well I'm glad your ALIVE.... Ever sense a kid crossed the road with out looking right in front of my car I'm super aware of every bike out there!!! Oh don't worry my windsheld cusioned the impact =)

Amy said...

Oh you poor thing! How sad in a very funny sort of way. I feel terrible for you to have your bike broken and be bruised all over, but it just seems like an old joke my brother used to tell which makes me giggle. I hope you feel better soon, and that the man slips on some ice and bruises his knee! and stay away from full body casts, hu?

Spotted Sparrow said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry that happened, but glad you weren't more seriously injured. That person SHOULD pay for the damages; it's not petty at all.

Wizardress said...

That's ridiculous. I am so sorry. *hugs* Hope your pain eases soon and that you can get your bike up and running pretty quick.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Ouch! Let's try to avoid that full body cast, that does NOT sound like fun!

Sonya said...

Oh you poor thing! I give you kuddos for even getting on the bike in this weather in the first place!! and then this has to happen! Im glad it wasnt much worse for you and that guy had better pay for all your damages!!

oranjeflamingo said...

Ouch! I'm so sorry you had the accident at all, but glad that you weren't more seriously hurt. I hope you're back to normal soon!

4 Lettre Words said...

Holy WOW, Kim. I'm so glad that it wasn't worse and I hope you are feeling better ASAP.

Also, I love the idea that you hopped on your bike in snow and ice. You are so unbelievably cool!

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry this happened to you!
I hope you have a speedy and full recovery!
As we say here in the South (USA - "Bless your heart!" Keep us updated!
By the way, we awoke to a snow-frosted lawn this morning in Mississippi, a rarity for us. We're not equipped or used to dealing with even this tiny bit of frozen precipitation. Lots and fender benders and such all around the area.
Take care!

Jessica said...

Ouch! Hope you feel better soon, and that your bike is "totaled" so you can get a new one!

P.S. Aunt Ruann says hi. :)

Kirby3131 said...

What a painful experience! I hope that all the repairs to you and the bike are indeed paid for by that thoughtless person. I hope you are feeling a bit better today.

Kristin - The Goat

Zair said...

Ow Ow Ow...

He should have damn well offered to pay and not been rude >:/

Hope it all heals and you feel better soon!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Bless your heart you have every reason to be grumpy. I hope you heal really quickly and you get a new bike out of the deal!

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