Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Well it was the second time in my riding career, yes i was hit by a car tonight, i went down to see nate, bw3's to get some wing sauce for a guy i work with, and to the n-zone ( my regular hang out), on the way home i stopped by don raskeys house to see if he was home or not but he must have been on his way home from platte helping jp. so i was heading west on superior (bike path) towards 180. i even had my turbo cat light on, the "walk" sing was in my favor, i rang my bell, and even yelled but i still couldn't get the b.u.s.s. stopped in time, i was going down hill at that point so i was heading pretty fast, a honda coming off of 180 on to superior just kept going (turing right on red) and he never looked to see me, i did everything i could to stop but going over the bars to miss him. first thing i did getting off of the ground was to check my front wheel and make sure it was true. that's all i was worried about, they pulled over on superior to ask if i was ok i said " just keep going " one other girl stopped on the off ramp of 180 to see if i was ok..... scott Posted by Hello


Blogger mg said...

sorry to hear about that... it sounds like you were really cool about the whole thing. probably cooler than i'd have been.

so how was your front wheel? and everything else?

let's all be careful out there, 'eh?

August 25, 2004 at 6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear your ok dude,
that totaly sucks. and Matt's right you handled it very well.

myself, i've never been hit
but you all know me, i'd come frickin unglued. I'd be the guy that would rip his own arm out of the socket and start beetin people with it until the cops showed up.

did you do any damage to there car?

looks like your gonna need some parts for the old buss there buddy, handlebar and an xtr leaver hu? bummer.

glad to hear your ok.

August 25, 2004 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger scott showen said...

first thing i did when i got off of the ground was to check my front wheel, it was fine, but if it was fucked up i would have had to do some ass kicking. the handel bar poked a hole in the grip and my lever was kinda bent from hitting the top tube. i think i might have messed up the front of there car... like i care about that..

cvo... still want to golf tonight if its not raining ?

August 25, 2004 at 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup, i'm still planing on 6:30 at pioneers, I'll see you there.

August 25, 2004 at 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah man, I know how it can be.

Back about 92 I was haulin ass down 17th street, and caught an air in front of the gas station at 17th & Q (old Pizza shuttle, now Samari Sam's) but I launched over some grass, landed on the sidewalk and went flying into the crosswalk. I saw the light turn yellow...orange, so I decided to haul ass across 3 lanes of traffic. The first lane was a van, he saw me and didn't go, the 2nd car was a Honda Accord. He pulled out from behind the van and I smacked into the side of his car launching out of the pedals, taking out his rear view mirror with my knee as I launched my body onto his windshield turning to absorb the impact with my back and side. I slid down his windshield to his hood in the fetal position as he braked. I layed on his hood for a couple seconds before I opened my eyes and couldn't believe I was still alive and nothing was broken. I looked up and at least 10 cars were stopped at their now green light and everyone was looking back at me wide eyed. I grabbed the bike and went to the curb. The handle bars were crooked but luckily it was a cold day and I had a lot of clothing on for padding so I only dinged up my knee when I took out his rear view mirror. I smashed his windshield pretty good with my body, the guy was kinda pissed. Cops came and I told them what happened and they wrote me a ticket for "Negligent Bicycling" I proceeded to ride home afterwards. I had to go to a S.T.O.P. class for it. They said I was the first person to ever have to attend a S.T.O.P. class for negligent bicycling. Insurance ended up paying for the guy's damaged car. All in all, too funny.


August 26, 2004 at 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, earlier I said I have never been hit by a car, well that's true. But I have hit a car on my bike though.

Back when I worked at yia yia's in the early 90's I had pool table green hair down to my chin. It was sweet. Greg and Spuck from Delux had just given me my first roadbike the Austro Diamler. I could have it if I built it up with a bunch of parts they had laying around. (they were the coolest)
Well during state Vollyball, or basketball or some shit like that I was leaving work at Yia Yia's after a few beers and heading right down centenial mall towards the parking garage there. You got 4 lanes of traffic, the parking lane was full, and the next lane was stopped to turn into the garage. I'd only had the bike about a week so I was still getting used to it. Man that thing was fast. Going from a mnt bike to a road bike, (you guys know what I mean)
I didn't quite make the turn at speed and fly into a brand new mustang convertable. my knee took out the brake light, my pedle went through the quater pannle, and my head dented the shit out of top. I roled off into traffic and just laid there.
The driver started freaking out. "are you ok, oh my god my car." I roled my bike to the corner, and thought about, shit I don't have insurance, shit I'm going to jail. shit I've gotta get outa here. The driver just kept yelling, someone call the cops.
I got back on the bike and got home as fast as I could.
never heard anything about it ever again. didn't leave the house for two days.

and that's my bike - car story.

August 26, 2004 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha, nice, when in doubt, RUN!!!!!

August 26, 2004 at 12:57 PM  

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