And . . .
The son of a friend was hit last night. A car made a left turn in front of him. He came away from the crash with a broken leg. His mother was very pleased her $800 investment in protective gear paid off. I'm grateful it had the outcome it did. I'm told he's eager to heal and ride again. He's mother says she'll believe it when he tells her this after the drugs wear off.
I don't know if it is original with Dom over at Redleg's Rides, but he is where I heard it. He says, "Ride as if you are invisible and made of glass." Truth.
I'm always grateful when I make it to my destination safely. Today I was even more grateful.
And . . .
It was a beautiful day to be Downtown.
I spent some time in Citygarden. It surprises me how after spending hours and hours and hours in this place I still catch a sight I've not seen before.
Of course, watching the people and spying on strangers is always fun.
And the children and the sprinklers. Oh my!
The only bad thing about being outside is having to go back inside.
I would of rather stayed in the park and listen to the peonies sing.
- 67F/19C with a few clouds for the ride Downtown.
- 81F/27C, calm, bright, and delicious for the home safe.
I like that saying and one I've recently read: "Ride as if all the cars are out to kill you!"ReplyDelete
Maybe a little paranoid?
Hope your friend's son heals quickly!
I would LOVE to dance in that fountain!
The fountain is far from Busch Stadium, just sayin' :^)
I always tell folks riding a motorcycle is like wearing an invisibility cloak....also, ride in a way that you're unhittable even if they try....not that great for oncoming left turning idiots but otherwise works pretty good. For left-turning idiots, one must if possible, weave within one's lane...make that small headlight (bright as it may be) attract the unwary and uncaring cager's attention....become something curious and thereby focus more attention, as you're too small an object to present a threat to their present course.ReplyDelete
I don't have the details of the accident. I do know he was in the second most dangerous time. He's been riding long enough to think he knows what he's doing.Delete
All your advice is spot on as always. I did get the quote from you didn't I?
And peonies have such a beautiful song too.ReplyDelete
We have to ride like we are invisible and assume that everyone can and will turn in front of us. I am glad your friend's son is okay and hopefully it won't be a long road to recovery. Thank goodness for good gear.
He's home from the hospital. I've not heard much more, other then his Mom's exhausted. I can only imagine what went through her mind when she heard he'd been in an accident. Oy vey!Delete
Here's hoping for a rapid and complete recovery of the young lad and hopefully his last incident as he returns to riding.ReplyDelete
Any more I try and stay inside at noon since it has become painful to go out and have to come back inside. Just don't get in my way at quitting time once I'm past that door.....:)
Man! Do I hear you about how hard it is to go back into captivity after lunch. Alas, with this new job I'm sitting constantly. I must get up and go. Getting swelling in my legs. Not good. Oh well, I've the years to have earned a symptom or two...just as long as it isn't one that slows me down, much :^)Delete