People don’t look around when they cross the roads!
So, most of you, you have been following me from a very long time, might probably know how passionate I’m about bike riding and my dream trip is being on the highest motorable road in the world on a complete bike trip from my home to there.
I have the gear, the baggage, the carrier ready, all I need is a motorbike that would be able to stand the trip and the condition there. I even have the roadmap ready to get there and the stoppages planned.
Anyways, so, I was cursing through traffic on a thin two-lane road, when this guy comes out of nowhere and walks across the road, without checking the street. I pull onto my breaks, there was some sand on the road and I slipped. Fortunately, he heard me honking and ran out of the way, I slid across for about 5-10 meters before stopping and my bike slipped another 10 before it stopped.
It was okay so far, but the audacity on this guy, he comes down to yell at me, for being irresponsible and fast, while I was 15kmph below the speed limit and there was no zebra crossing there. Well, the locals did help me and made him shut up and was yelled at.
So, yes, I have bandages now, on both my hands while I’m typing this out. My jeans tore out but no leg injuries and I’m just glad that I have no other wounds or severe injuries. Only the tetanus shot hurts. 🙁
About, Beastie, my bike, she’s okay. Just a little torn out rubber on the handlebar. I’m just glad the frame sliders worked fine and there are no scratches on the body or dents in the fiber. She’ll get better, with some new rubber grips when I ride again, which probably should be tomorrow.
So, I’ll let you know about the ride tomorrow, see you then!
P.S. Always wear your gear, just the helmet is not enough. I was, and I’m typing this right now.