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6:45 yesterday at Ammen and Leroy Scheel David and myself were slowing to make the right hand turn. The sun was setting behind us when a young lady in a small pick up turned left in between us without her blinker. I had eye contact with her and jerked a thumb back as I couldn't believe that she was proceeding. David got hit on his left side and rolled up the front quarter panel across her hood and off the front as she stopped. His helmeted head hit the windshield and probably saved his life. He may only have a broken pinky finger and some bruises. Be aware out there if the sun is setting or rising that this affects the drivers view. She never saw him until he was on top of her truck.
Dang...Sorry to hear. Glad he's OK. Is his Bike OK too?
10-01-2002, 03:20 PM
That is a dangerous time. Here in Houston I have to be aware of that and going down bike lanes and sidewalks that have a lot of driveways. People just "shoot" out of there.
The bike is trashed. An ovalized headtube ruins the frame. Now the scramble to find him a new ride before this weekend. He's just over six feet tall. If you know of a decent bike below a grand email me asap so we can get David back on the bike.
He's o.k. though. Didn't break a bone, he's just stiff and sore from the trauma!
10-01-2002, 08:27 PM
Check out the "FOR SALE" section. Someone had a Lemond for sale, an Alp d Huez I believe.
10-02-2002, 10:54 AM
they say dawn and dusk are the most dangerous times to ride. this incident is a good reminder to be carefull.
10-02-2002, 02:35 PM
Damn that's scary! Glad to hear he's okay.
I was the one selling the LeMond which sounds like it would fit him great. But I just gave it away to a friend that wanted a road bike but couldn't really afford one. I didn't have much interest expressed in it because it was an aluminum frame.
Good luck finding him a bike.
10-02-2002, 09:11 PM
hey jeff i have a 56cm that i reaaly need to get rid of, it's on the bikes board for sale .it maybe to small though. sorry to hear what happened,
Thanks all of you. David is o.k. and the frame bike may be salvagable after all. One of the wrenches told him over the phone that the head tube was ovalised. He asked George "the manager" and all came out well.
two wheels out of true
1 bruised rider
Back to our regularly scheduled programming.:rolleyes:
10-10-2002, 10:57 PM
If you got her info, her insurance should pay. She failed to yield the right of way before making a left hand turn (assuming she was going the opposite direction as you were). Bike damage and medical.
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