An abrupt pause to my training schedule. I had an accident with a car this morning. I was on my normal commute to work, riding along Commercial Road at Salisbury. Because of road works the traffic wasn't moving. There is no bike lane until near the railway crossing but there was a safe couple of meters along the left all the way along. Just before where the bike lane starts the traffic started moving again but a van didn't move to let a commodore cross into a driveway. The van compromised both my view of the car and the driver's view of me, and the driver just turned in front of me. I hit his passenger front-side, landed head-first, commando rolled to a stop, and sat there a bit dazed and confused with a sudden head-ache.
My helmet saved my life today (or at least prevented me becoming a vegetable). Its cracked right through behind the crumpled plastic.
I'm OK (just sore/stiff and scraped knees). I'm very worried about my bike - didn't get a good look but she didn't look very happy with handlebars pointed the wrong way and what appeared to be a large whole between the head tube and the down tube. Some work colleagues are looking after her now.
Thanks to the ambos and the nurses at the Lyell Mac - they were awesome. Thanks also to my work colleagues who stopped to help out.