Love this food blog. Some serious biking caveats in this post! And another argument in favor of team wear-a-helmet. Also, I still say that getting doored is one of the worst bike accidents that can happen. Glad she made it out relatively unscathed!
Originally posted on butterandsnacks:
It’s a cliché, I know. But it only came to be one because it’s got some grain of truth in it. I’ve always tried to be the tough-it-up and carry on type; things may happen that bum you out, or drag you down, but if you can’t change it than you can’t dwell on it. I may not always follow this tried-and-true policy, but I do my damnedest.
On Wednesday life handed me a big ‘ole bowl of lemons in the form of a quickly opened car door on a busy Brooklyn avenue. I was cycling with a friend to the beach when someone blindly opened their passenger-side door into my lane. I hit the door, flew over it, and slammed into a parked minivan. I’m thanking my lucky stars that my injuries are limited to minor scrapes and bruising, and that I was wearing my trusted helmet. Had I not been, I’m not sure that I’d be typing this story right now.