So my bosses have been worried lately that I've been pulling too much overtime (around an extra 5-8hours in OT pay per week). Well I'll be cutting back by a lot after this...
um yeah, that big gap isn't suppose to be there and my rear storage is gone. For those who don't know what Toronto is like; I was going up Christie, theres a slight incline against me heading north so I go full throttle to keep up and I move as far right as possible for cars through. The street limit is 40kmph (thats shy of 25mph) max and thats my bike's max speed, I know drivers will be going faster. Its usually 2 lanes for the exception of a few areas but the 2nd lane is typically has parked cars as its mostly residential with high traffic. I gave my left side mirror a quick peep and as I peered up, I was less then 10ft from an open car door. Next thing I knew, I was on the ground still in my bike on, fallen to my right side. I didn't really realize the extent of the damage to my bike till someone put it up (it had to be left there for a while for police to investigate so traffic passing by wasn't all that kind to me other then a few cyclists and pedestrians making sure I was ok, plus the guy whose car door I totaled since he was very quick to call it in).
Paramedics, fire, and police all responded...after like 20mins but it wasn't life threatening so I guess the wait was justifiable. Medics checked me out, minor abrasion to my right lower leg with no bleeding. I didn't feel any of it till a few hours later when I got home, damn my ankles and foot were killing me, I had a hard time trying to get up and walk. Hopefully I won't be too long out of work, I've already missed 3 days. I'm still waiting on this thing to be picked up by the dealer for a damage assessment, gotta see my doctor with his assessment on me (I feel well enough to try to take public transit to see him), all while I need to renew my health card that expires in about a month and had to cancel my highway exam for my full driving license which happened within the 48hr limit so I'm out of money on that too.
*sigh* ain't life grand.