Monday, I was getting out of the office at around 5:30 pm, and there was still sunlight out. This was great … I was thinking I might be able to go all the way home in daylight. In other words, I was in a really good mood.
I took my route through the San Tomas Aquino bike path as usual, and took the Levi’s Stadium detour (passing through where ACE trains stop by on Great America). Then I get back on a short stretch of a bike path. Another rider is coming in the opposite direction, and for some reason he ends up in my lane, and I had no time to reach, and we collide.
Damn, that hurt. He didn’t even ask if I was OK. All he said was I was going too fast. I was going 15 mph, but regardless, he should not be in my lane. It’s a little ironic that they built these bike paths to be safer for us, when in fact I’ve heard from some of my friends that’s where they suffer the most accidents. I probably should have taken Lawrence Expressway. At least there, I know exactly what everyone is going to do.
Damage? Front rim is shot. Impact but a big dent in the rim, making the wheel out of true. There goes my nice Williams 30 rim.