Lucky To Be Alive

If you are on my Facebook friends list you may have seen I was in a nasty Gene vs Car wreck Friday.  Wherein I was knocked out and flung into the road as a blody and unconscious mess.  I had to be taken by ambulance to a trauma center for a gaggle of CT scans x rays blah blah blah none of which I remeber.  I do know that my helmet was destroyed and there is a gap of my life 2 hours long that I have no clue what went on.   I will fill everyone in real soon about the particulars.  Right now I am bruised from head to toe and a bunch of my skin has road rash uponst it.  That’s the bad news,  the really really bad news is the bike is in the shop and the list of things broken, bent, mangled and devistated seems to be growing to the point that it may not be fixable or salvagable.  I will keep everyone in the loop about that as well.  Talk to everyone in a few days.


12 thoughts on “Lucky To Be Alive

  1. I am so sorry to hear that Gene. I know you’re a tough guy so I’m confident you’ll be back in the saddle as soon as you can.
    Hopefully all is not lost on the bicycle front and it can be repaired (remember Sweet Baby Schwinn?). Seriously, let us know if we can help.
    And get well soon.

  2. That’s horrible! As a cyclist and commuter, I am always aware that the risk is out there and at some point the odds are probably against me. I’m sorry those odds caught up with you, but I’m also glad that you’re in no worse condition than you are. I’ve heard of too many that didn’t fare as well as you.

    Take care and get healed up!

    1. There was another rider struck 2 days before I was hit who is far worse shape than I am. I only have bruises and a messed up shoulder. This guy was hit and left in a ditch for dead. He has a broken back and a host of other nasty injuries. He was taking his normal 20 mile commute to his bike shop job. Its just plain scary and tragic. Be safe out there.

    1. Very true Svend. I would rather replace the $100 helmet than have a metal plate installed in my head…or worse.

  3. The first thought that comes to mind is “twice in a year?” We love you brother, and would like to keep you on the planet with us a little longer!

    Hope all is well.

  4. I am a bike commuter, and face this fear every day. Please get better fast, I just started following your blog.

  5. Gene,

    Hang in there! So glad you are able to be recovering at home. The bike and helmet are replaceable. I know you will be back on a bike as soon as you are able. Take care and get well soon.


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