16 July 2007

Conclusions on a collision

So when I took a look at my helmet, and read what other people had to say about the rumors going around at the bike ride, I've gathered this:

I hit the deer, flipping the bike and myself forward (the bike was attached by my clip-in pedals), landing on the left rear side of my head (thank you, helmet), then my left shoulder, across my back to my right hip and leg and finally foot. Then I did a bit of skidding.

If I would have hit my head without a helmet, I'm probably looking at some sort of brain damage - perhaps Maritza the future brain surgeon could tell me exactly what, but my preliminary investigation points to vision and motor skills damage. AWESOME!

Let this be a lesson to you - wear a helmet. Because the freakiest things can happen to you... I might start wearing a helmet to work.

Still waiting on the bike estimate.

3 comments:

davidbhuffman said...

I'm very glad you are in one piece.

Next year, video.

Mike said...

thanks dave.

Anonymous said...

i've wrecked with helmet and without. i definitely recommend wrecking WITH the helmet as i was able to get up and walk away. on my wreck without the helmet i ended up at wishard...which was almost worse than the blood pouring out of my head.

-spitz