Ouch. I’m all stiff and sore from a collision on the bike track this morning; I came up behind the usual group of pedestrians blocking the path (as expected), I started to go around the last two on the right, as soon as they saw me they jumped in front of me (as half-expected), I swerved to the left off the path and onto the grass and too late saw the rider coming the other way who’d also swerved out onto the grass. End result, me with a bruised knee and a stiff neck, the other rider with a very sore elbow, and a group of walkman-clad students blithely continuing on their way filling up the shared path — I’ll probably meet them again tomorrow.
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[1997-12-05 Fri] — hit by (another) left turning motorist・ 1 mins
8:45 this morning I was riding at around 30-35kph along Willesden road, past my favourite Greek Orthodox school and church. As usual there was a lot of slow moving traffic (around 35-45kph), a group of three cars gradually overtook me, then the last one slowed and as I was alongside, turned into an empty angle-parking space, starting to indicate as he did. I was forced down into the parking space, bashed my knee into the passenger door and when I got to work discovered I have injured my left wrist... [cont.]