It was bound to happen. Here there are actual motor vehicle laws that say if a bike is in the road give up a lane. Most people not only do not do that, they do not stop at signs, while coming out of driveways and jump into main roads causing 100s of weekly crashes.
I have pretty good reflexes even when I feel shitty. This I was all but dead. Tons of other cyclists and pedestrians travel with their down and we all have the right to be on the sidewalk, the bike lane and go with or against traffic.
So, today I am riding with traffic and another cyclist jumped out from a small bush looking down and was wearing headphones, I yelled to no avail and I jumped onto the main road and saw the car coming and he was looking down and I pushed hard and high against my bike and instead of getting run over and having my bike totaled as well as me being killed, I took a nasty hit. Mind you I have been very sad and have spent three days in bed to avoid a lot and that crap happens. Now a cop around when you need one as this guy did not stop.
Most people here pulled over for routine things end up getting arrested, lack of insurance and otherwise and this adds to my list of dumb shit that happens to me while careful that I could have been compensated. Instead my left leg is hurting like hell to go along with my right foot.
The people that live or migrate out here are real scumbags, a worthy case suggested by someone who is not. Some people can’t stop lying but pics, videos and live calls make them look like a horse’s ass.
Everyone has 1000s of excuses as to what they will share, show and put you on the lease and all of them fail. Now I have a shit kicking pos physically threatening me and he does as he got on the phone and evidently the person suggested getting out or he’d get hurt or worse. He’s never been in shape and while I’m off it for me I’m able to bang out 3-400 push-ups in 45 minutes or less if I tried to push it.