Sunday, July 22, 2007


Okay, that's a little dramatic. But on my way home this afternoon, I did have a bit of an incident.

I started across an intersection after the light changed to green. There was a cab behind me that, instead of speeding up to pass me before I go all the way through the intersection, just sort of stayed behind me. Finally, after I was basically past the intersection, the cab decided it was time to pass me--while there are about three cars in the other lane (read: not really enough room for me, the cab, and the cars parked to my right).

I didn't even really have time to weigh my options of hitting the parked cars or the taxi. I tend to ride a safe distance from parked vehicles, so by the time the cab was alongsinde me I just couldn't swerve away in time, and I sideswiped then wiped out.

Not a really terrible fall; I just skinned my elbow. And everyone was nice about it; the cab driver stopped and got out, apologized and offered me a ride. Other drivers called out asking if I was okay. I was only two blocks from home so I just got back on the bike and finished the trip.

Not a fun afternoon, but definitely not as bad as it could have been.