Bicyclists’ “Blackbox”

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Wow! Great article with an amazing outcome (apart from the cowardly driver who left the scene).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/23/biking-cameras-_n_6029950.html

I was struck 08-20-2009 by a motorist. A Blackbox camera would’ve been a great forensic resource.

As it turned out, the guy who hit me stuck around but had embarrassingly meager automobile insurance, so it was my own (yes, mine) automobile policy’s uninsured motorist coverage that benefited me. My outcome was C7 tetraplegia (paralysis from mid-waist down), and I dutifully joined the wheelchair brigade.

I urge all cyclists to buy and wear a good helmet, ride with your heads on the swivel, ears open, and to look closely at your own automobile (yes, automobile) insurance policies. Add or increase your uninsured motorist coverage ($500K min.).

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Allez!

Nellie and Me After PT

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Stand-DogThirty-five minutes in the “Stander” (imagine being seated, then unfolded, slowly raised to a standing position, and clamped into a Nordic Track ski machine). Now resting with Nellie supervising my warm-down. A picture of me standing not likely, as my britches tend to head south in a hurry. More like a Nordic De-Pantser. Modesty prevails. Well, OK . . .

See how I get in and out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbYNhPDKA1E (G Rated)

Watched Stage One of the Tour de France — ridden today in the U.K. So, my 35 minutes hardly a speck in comparison to four+ hours in the saddle, but, hey — it’s how I roll now. Allez!

“Woof!” (Nellie)