Riding back into town the other day from Marelston: Anzac > West Tce > Sturt St I was thinking.
Powering along West Tce got a favorable break in the traffic about to hit the Sturt St intersection so I move across to the very right hand lane to take the right hand turn - all good.
The lights were green but are now yellow but I'm right on them - give a kick to slip through on yellow - all good.
Power through the corner on the roadie feeling fine when at about Point A on diagramme 1 I notice to my shock a great big bit of traffic furniture blocking my line - where did that come from!! (I think).
Guess I had scoped the line of the curb a little away from the intersection and somehow missed the jutting out traffic island - Sturt St is pretty wide and I had "registered" the original foot-path curb line. I don't remember exactly but habit is to check my rear in such places for vehicular traffic behind...
Anyway, I'm like 40Km/hr and no big line changes are possible - I'm hitting that monster curb - yikes!! All I can think is "I'm gonna kill my roadie" - this is a very big total bummer!
On the brakes, stick the left leg out to pull myself up from the lean quickly, that curb is approaching fast - somehow manage to pop the front wheel over but the back wheel impacts hard. That's it I think, my poor bike, what have I done.
But nothing! I give the Giant a look over and all is fine. Wow! Am I happy at that point, I can get to ride home still :-)
Of course those cars weren't there ;-)
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