This is to preface…I’m sure that if you live/bike in pdx, you probably heard/read about the dumb-ass girl who was WASTED and got hit on her bike by, of all things, a drunken motorist, on feb. 8th of 2007. maybe you didn’t. either way, hi, that was me. No, I wasn’t wearing a helmet, yes I realize the idiocy of that. No, I wasn’t wasted, I know this b/c I went out fer a beer w/my boss after work and it was on him, no, I am not in any way justifying anything. Yes, I did have lights fer my bike. The back one, I actually had on my bag and it got ripped off by the truck while we were chillin’. The front one didn’t work w/ my handle bars b/c w/the way they were shaped, it f’ed my hand position up. Yes, I realize that I should’ve tried harder to make it work, or dealt w/the comfort issues. Yes, the motorist was well over twice the legal limit. Also,(and I realize how much this actually makes me look bad) I was ticketed once fer “runnin a red light”,so ever since then I’ve been super anal about the whole thing, I’m pretty sure (we’ll never really know, as I don’t have any recollection of about 2 months of life, including but not limited to, the accident.) that I didn’t “run” anything, besides the fact that I was a super-slow, overly-cautious cyclist.
As some people know, my husband and I started monkey wrench bakery, the vegan, bike delivered cookies that grace people’s,Alberta,ect. We’ve obviously sold that sht* to our friend Stephen.
Many jokes have been made (mostly by myself) that we were trying to move and I just took one fer the team in getting out of Portland. (thanks to my mom,) we are back in ny, and jake was against moving back to the city, so w/mom’s help, we are out in the middle of nowhere in western ny. (Still better than Portland)
I have recovered a lot. Have yet to try to get on a bike again. There’s still some recovery to go.
I’m just thinking about and hoping that all of my bikey friends (in pdx and not) are all doing well and are happy/healthy.
I also realize that this is a really bizarre time to be posting this, but before the accident, I was slowish w/getting things done. Post-accident-now I just have an excuse, so I’ve wanted to post this fer awhile, but haven’t. brain-injury aside, out here, in the middle of nowhere, the internet is the bad, sooooooooooo.
I’m just saying hey. And that I’m alive & doing well. And thanks to everyone who posted well-wishes on different communities. Oh and a giant middle finger to everyone who posted sh*t-talk. Mostly b/c my family had to read that, not me, but also b/c it’s pretty awesome to sit behind a computer screen and judge people &generally be an idiot, at least when I do those things, I do them in public.