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    Wow.

    Words fail me. I had not realized the scope of it all until seeing these pictures. I am so happy you are ok.

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    I still can't understand how the bike took such a major hit, and somehow I didn't. I'm grateful to be here. It doesn't make any of what happened right, but I certainly wouldn't trade the outcome.

    The pictures are shocking, I hesitated even to post them. I really do look and feel a lot better than I should. Thanks again for all the good wishes.

    As an antidote to that dark place I uploaded a big sappy gallery of Vaya leaning against stuff. New bike day, first snow ride, Arlington art, Climate Ride, coffeeneuring, touring, commuting, etc.

    https://ginacico.smugmug.com/Bikes

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    Also, the deputy sheriff who wrote the citation asked me to remind cyclists riding the W&OD in Loudoun County that they should stop at road crossings where there are stop signs.

    I told him I'm all for it and promised to relay that message, if he reminds local drivers they're not supposed to hit us. Fair is fair.

    I might have sassed at the ER nurse who seemed concerned that my blood pressure was elevated, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Also, the deputy sheriff who wrote the citation asked me to remind cyclists riding the W&OD in Loudoun County that they should stop at road crossings where there are stop signs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Also, the deputy sheriff who wrote the citation asked me to remind cyclists riding the W&OD in Loudoun County that they should stop at road crossings where there are stop signs.
    WHAT THE FUCK. (Sorry for the language, but SERIOUSLY!?)

    Does this deputy tell every person involved in a crash to remind other road users to follow the law?

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    That's insane. Yeah, before we send you off to the hospital because some asshat in a car couldn't be bothered to not run over people, can I ask you to tell all the cyclists in the area to stop at the stop signs in some other place?

    I've now had my quota of anger for the day, and it's not even 9 a.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Also, the deputy sheriff who wrote the citation asked me to remind cyclists riding the W&OD in Loudoun County that they should stop at road crossings where there are stop signs.
    ...Yeah, that sounds like Loudoun County alright.

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    So glad that it wasn't worse, and I'm amazed at your resilience to all this. And especially at your calm in the face of the officer. Un-freaking-believable.

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    Have you contacted the motorist's insurance company yet? You need to be assertive to receive just compensation for injuries and other damages. That bike is toast, though there are a few tasty parts of it that can be put to good use.
    It should be the value to actually replace the bicycle with the same make, and a model comparable in the product line if the Travel is no longer offered, or the all medical expenses, and other expenses ancillary to the incident. You may need a lawyer if the insurance company fails to honor its commitment to coverage of damages.

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    It looked like the frame had couplings installed too. Hope you include them in the cost of the replacement bike. They aren't cheap.

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