Had a bike crash....I'm OK...mostly

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    Had a bike crash....I'm OK...mostly

    Well, on mile 15.5 of the usual 20 miles I do every night I had a little mishap.

    I was ridding past a driveway and the person who lives there decided to back out of their driveway as I was passing by and knocked me off my bike and into the street.

    I hit the street very hard, and now I have a good collection of road rash in various places. My left hand and wrist is pretty scraped up, I have a road scrape from my left knee to my left hip and a pretty good cut on my left knee. Road rash on my right upper arm and shoulder.

    My light on the front of my bike is in 3 pieces and the handle bars are a bit scraped up.

    Other than that, I'm pretty much OK. I was going to go ahead and finish the last 4.5 miles but once I realized my left leg was bleeding pretty freely I decided to go ahead and quit for the night.

    A pretty adventurous night here. I was wearing the G23 on my right hip in the Fobus paddle holster and I am happy to say it stayed in the holster and in fact did not get damaged at all.
    I'll tell you, I hit the ground a ton and the gun stayed in the holster so I have no qualms about the quality of that holster even if it did only cost $25. It did a good job.

    I'm going to be sore tomorrow though but that is the way it goes sometimes. Pain is just the sensation of weakness leaving the body.
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    Glad your ok. Go buy another gun. That always makes me feel better.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    OUCH!!!!

    I'm glad that you didn't get hurt other than getting banged up a bit.

    You were wearing a helmet right? Sounds like you were by not hitting the road with your head.

    Yep, you will be pretty sore in the morning. I know what that feels like. I've had plenty of falls off a bike when I was a kid.


    Sounds like a good holster to survive something like that and not having to find your gun on the road.

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    Glad you are OK! You'll be sore in the morning though, I wonder what the driver's first thought was though, uh-oh I hit a guy with a gun!!! Accidents happen though...
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    Yep I had my helmet on. I always wear a helmet and safety glasses. I have been hit by a car on 2 occasions....I guess 3 now but this one was mild compared tot he other 2.

    As of the safety glasses, you only need to take a bug in the eye at 15 miles an hour once to realize that they are good equipment to have on.

    I'm pretty darn happy with this little Fobus holster alright.

    Glad you are OK! You'll be sore in the morning though, I wonder what the driver's first thought was though, uh-oh I hit a guy with a gun!!! Accidents happen though...
    Actually, he never saw it. It never was exposed as far as I can tell. He was very apologetic (he was an elderly man) and I told him it was OK, I was fine just scrapped up. He was pretty upset, I'm actually a bit worried about him. I hope he is not too distraught about it.
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    One reason I ride the off road trails around here. Too many crazy drivers. Glad you are more or less o.k.
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    Good to hear your still kickin...
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    OK you've been hit twice before and now once again so THREE is the charm and so hopefully no more bike accidents after this one.

    Glad that you're OK.
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    I'm starting to get really sore and stiff so I am heading to bed. Hopefully I won't be too bad off tomorrow.

    Talk to all of you tomorrow.
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    How's the bike???

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    Take care, Mike. And quit assaulting those defenseless cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    I always wear ... safety glasses.
    If you've not seen them, check out the Oakley M-frame glasses. You can get them prescription, if need be. Espensive, but they're polycarb, wrap-around, perfect for sports where you need to keep wind and dust out of the eyes.

    Glad you're okay, Mike. A few bumps and scrapes are just enough to keep you on your toes.

    You know, those instantly-reversing cars in driveways is why I love the modern brakes on mountain bikes. Very good stuff, if you keep your fingers on "the trigger."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    If you've not seen them, check out the Oakley M-frame glasses. You can get them prescription, if need be. Espensive, but they're polycarb, wrap-around, perfect for sports where you need to keep wind and dust out of the eyes.

    Glad you're okay, Mike. A few bumps and scrapes are just enough to keep you on your toes.

    You know, those instantly-reversing cars in driveways is why I love the modern brakes on mountain bikes. Very good stuff, if you keep your fingers on "the trigger."
    +1 on the Oakley's. I use them for both bicycle and motorcycle riding and they are great. But be aware that if you need prescription lens with special treatment, you are going to be spending some cash. Also, Oakley's are not covered by a lot of the vision insurance plans as they are considered a "luxury". (I found that out the expensive way.)

    Glad to hear that you are OK. Let's hope that three is a charm and it doesn't happen again.

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    Get well Mike.... slow and easy for a few days
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    Glad you're OK. Keep the ibuprofen handy today.
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