Sunday, September 26, 2010
I went for another bike ride today at the Back Bay and wore my helmet. I did not feel like a total dweeb and it was surprisingly comfortable. Also, I opted for sunglasses today instead of a baseball cap and I am glad I did. I shall now refer to them as windshields for the eyes considering how many bugs committed suicide on them But my eyes were protected so yea!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Well apparently God wanted me to breakdown and finally buy a bike helmet. I have signed up to bike the Long Beach Marathon this year, my first, and I am super excited about it. Biking 26.2 miles is a bit (a lot) easier than running it and I have always wanted to so I signed up. I love biking, always have, always will. Ever since I was a kid you couldn't get me off of it. I take my bike with me every where and even if I can't take it, I rent a bike...and ride without a helemet. Helmets are for kids, right? WRONG.
I was meeting up with a friend this week to bike the Back Bay, about a 17 mile ride, and she was running a bit late so I was sitting in my car waiting for her. Well wouldn't you know it, while I was waiting I witnessed a car make a u-turn right into a biker about 30-feet from where I was sitting. The biker went flying through the air and landed half on the street and half on the curb. Luckily, he was wearing a helmet and was able to respond to questions after a few minutes, but the way he landed scare me and I was just glad that he wasn't hurt more than a few bad cuts, bruises, and being pretty shaken up. I ended up calling the police and giving a statement while the man was checked out by paramedics. I was just glad that he was going to be ok.
Now the Back Bay is a biking and jogging path so I felt relatively safe that night biking without a helmet and it is only at the end biking back to where I was parked where cars were present. Let's be honest, unexpected things can happen anywhere and at anytime. It is better to be safe than sorry. I was pretty shaken up witnessing the accident and it finally pushed me over the edge, I need to invest in a good helmet for my rides. Lesson learned, thank you God.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
As for the rest of my life, all is well and insanely busy. I will catch you up soon!