Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ouch!

I was going to show you this --Squidlings working together to make pancakes.


And then I was going to show you this picture as a way of launching our riding season. Figured I'd follow it with some NYC photos.
But instead, I am showing you these lovely consrution plates, similar but not identical to the one that requires me to holda package similar to this one,
to my face.I got my first ambulance ride and my first visit to an e.r. as well as my first stitches. Here's hoping that I avoid all of the above for as long as I did the first time. (A full 40 years!)

Total Miles: 5 pre-crash and 9 total (the rest of them had to ride home so we are counting it).

(Figured I'd post a photo before my face turns all black and blue. We will avoid photos again until my face is all healed.)

(If you click on the steel plate photo you will be sent to an article about the dangers that they pose to pedestrians and cyclists.)

11 comments:

KnittyOtter said...

Oh No! :(

I'm so sorry you had a face vs. street experience. How are you feeling now?

*HUGS*

Mary said...

OH, Devorah! Have you figured out how to knit and hold a bag of peas to your face at the same time?

Feel better.

Dave Daniels said...

Oh, my total sympathy to you. As a pedestrian, I have had more than my share of run-ins with things like that. None that required ambulances or stitches, though. I hope you are mending quickly and get back on the road in no time.

KnittyOtter said...

Hey Mary, That's what Duct tape is made for. :D

Too soon to tease about this, squidykins? o.0

*runs like hell*

(no disrespect intended *HUGS*)

Cookie said...

Ouchies!

I hope the bruising isn't too bad. Can you pin a note to your blouse for work tomorrow explaining what happened, so you won't have to tell the story a million times?

*hugs*

Kristen said...

What a way to start your biking season. Hoping your future rides are much more pleasant! (From a fellow Cycling Knitter.)

Ann said...

Owwwwwww...I don't check in on you for a few days and see what I miss. I hope you are on the road to recovery.

Ann

Sprite said...

Oh my! I can see someone needs to have a SERIOUS talk with the NY street dept. We can't have one of NY's BEST citizens being caught in pavement vrs. face accidents! THAT will never do!! I'm so glad you are on the mend and hope you take things slow for a while.. that is Serious stuff, hon!

Greeley said...

Ack! Evil plates. My bf had a nasty collar-bone-breaking crash due to one a few years ago.

knitseashore said...

Yikes!! I'm so sorry to hear about your crash. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Holly of HollYarns said...

Oh my! I sort of knew you had been hurt, but I couldn't figure how or why. Finally, a good review of your blog revealed it to me and now I am scared, scared, scared of those metal plates (esp. as a cyclist, I think I can handle them on my feet).

I am so sorry. Cycling crashes suck and your's sounds pretty scary and painful.