Sunday, 13 December 2009

Broken

Yes, as some of you may have known, I had a minor bike accident on Saturday morning. And it wasn't even 2km into my ride.

As I was cycling along Hackett Drive, near UWA, sticking to my bike lane. A car from the opposite direction turned in, cutting in front of me. I braked, but it was too late. My front wheel grazed the sides of the car... bike and myself fell to the ground.

The damage? Well, minimal... luckily.

A few scratches on the fork and front part of the frame. And some minor lacerations on my knuckles, elbows and tailbone. I shudder to think what might have happened if I was cycling a few seconds quicker.

And the idiot driver drove off! What a coward!

So yeah, don't worry. I wasn't referring to my bike or any bones in my body with the title post.

But I was referring to my training this week. I did continue cycling after that, but soon I had a flat tyre. Not sure whether it was due to the collision. And my spare tube wasn't working too well, so I had to cut my ride short.

On the plus side, I did another 120km bike ride on Sunday morning, which soon became a torture in the 38 degrees heat! But I was glad I conquered it, despite taking several breaks under the trees. Completed the distance in 4 hours 10 minutes, 28.6kph average - another training PB :)

Now, instead of having a rest day tomorrow, I'm doing my long run. All because of the idiot driver... BLUEK!

7 comments:

sofiantriathlete said...

take care Kevin

plee said...

Glad to know you are safe! Take care..

K3vski said...

Thanks Sofian and Paul.

john cooke said...

kevin saw you ridng down the freeway bikepath just before 8 am as I was heading back from Raffles . Had an easy ride round the river . fortunately no serious damage. If you get to the start in one piece that is a good start.

K3vski said...

Oh did you? Sorry I didn't notice you!

Yeah, after the incident, I'm keen to find out about insuring my bike. We have home and contents insurance, but I don't think it covers the bike being outside the house.

Li Choong said...

good to know you are alert, and not looking at your wrist watch or anywhere else that time.

take care

K3vski said...

Thanks, Li Choong. Yar man! Imagine if I have been just looking at my speedometer for that split second!