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Thought It Would Be A Good Day To Ride

I had to go downstate today to visit my firm's Rehoboth Beach and Georgetown offices. Thought it would be a good day to ride. Weather was beautiful. Coming North through Odessa, which has two lanes of travel in each direction, I was riding in the left lane. Ahead of me was an SUV in the right lane, who decides he wants to make a left hand turn in front of me. Why would you make a left hand turn from the right lane? Did everything I could to get my speed down, but I knew a collision was imminent. I hit his rear quarter panel and went down. Dazed, I got up to see my leg was bloody, but otherwise not too bad off. Bike on its side with anti-freeze everywhere. Front end is banged up, but I don't know how bad. Bike was towed away, so I will have to wait until next week to check it out. Paramedic was a rider, who insisted I go to the hospital, even though I really didn't think it was necessary. Now, I've been sitting here for almost four hours, waiting for stitches in the leg. They took x-rays of my arm and leg, and nothing is broken.

In hindsight, I guess I should have caged it today.

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Glad nothing serious happened to you Bro. Bike can be replace you can't. Hope they got the @-hole.


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Glad to hear you're OK. This could have ended up a lot worse.
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Deacon, someone was watching over you. I hope you feel good tomorrow.

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John sad to see this. Glad you're alright nothing broken

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Deacon, glad to hear you were not seriously injured. Someone was watching over you today.
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Awwwww man. I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm so glad you're going to be ok.

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Sorry to hear that. Glad that you're OK though.

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Finally made it out of the ER. A few stitches and some sore spots that will be worse over the next few days. All in all, I am blessed that it did not turn out worse. Thanks for the kind words from everyone.

The SUV driver did stop to help me. He called for the police and ambulance. The cop told me in the hospital that he was charged with careless driving.

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Man. Scary stuff. So glad you aren't any worse off and can tell us your story.
Prayers for quick healing.

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