Just returned from a ride up Old Willunga Hill. Probably 500 metres from the top a person had somehow crossed the wrong side of the road, either too fast or perhaps a problem with their bike and into the path of a people mover van. Van windscreen was smashed and the injured person was being comforted but was having troubles breathing as I passed. All my best to this person I hope them a speedy recovery and certainly hope their injuries were not too severe. It really bought home how fragile we all are. Our descent down willy was at a very mild pace riding the brakes the whole way. Take care peeps especially on unfamiliar roads...it's just not worth it.
I have a little spare time at the moment Heather...and I think it's about time we had a blog about what prevented...rather than caused injury. Not that I belong to the 'glass half full' mentality...I'm more
'if there's something in the glass...drink it Freddy' Gen
jack, i would welcome hints on ac group on how to prevent cycling injuries. the intro states "swap hints on how to decrease your risks of a collision".
That is an outragous story and to come out in "not broken" state - so glad to hear that.
Best advice i've heard so far (120 say give up cycling it's dangerous, 70 'buy a lottery tickets', 30 'look for stunt-man jobs in the paper' and 10 'crash test dummy references') is....consider putting more money into my Super...looks like I'm around for a while.
Hope to meet you on the road sometime!
How's your bike? (or did I miss that)
I have added under the group Look For Cyclists some links to cycling incidents reported on AC.
An invite to join this group and post incidents and your own experiences.