January 16, 2010
Car pulled out in front of me this afternoon. Guy was trying to go across the two east running lanes to the west running lane. I saw him coming.. was thinking .. is that guy going to try and go? Sure enough he did.. hit the brakes and skidded a good 20 feet before I hit him. The whole Front end is toast .. frame probably is too. Guy wasn't even that apologetic. Went in the ambulance to the hospital.. nothing broke .. some cuts and banged up pretty good. Didn't have anyone to pick me up from the hospital so walked back to the bike in the rain, removed the front fender (it was squished against the front tire and the bike wouldn't roll) then rode it home. Sketchy as hell as everything on the front end is bent one way or another. I would have gone home and got my truck to pick it up but it has a flat- ha! Typical. It's almost impossible to get the bike in the back of a 4x4 by yourself anyway. Oh well .. short lived tug.
I heard Matt D of Dice had the same thing happen in Phoenix, he's ok but the front end on his bike is trashed too. then there was Gilby in LA a couple days ago..