So, on 13 August, I was out cycling and was hit by a car. I was crossing Logan on the Martin Goodman trail; the driver was turning off of Lakeshore on to Logan in the apparent (and false!) expectation they had the right-of-way. The Hypothesis' fork and front wheel didn't survive; the wheel looks fine but when a dynamo hub shocks you through the wheel rim, something has gone wrong. (Also, when the mechanic has to cut the front skewer to get the wheel off the fork, you start to suspect how the
hum hub may have gone wrong... [Though the hum has definitely gone wrong, too.])
I'm fine; there was some minor bruising, the kind that doesn't hurt when you move, never mind make moving harder, and it's faded. The driver's insurance company has been remarkably easy to deal with and the final release has been mailed off, so I'm expecting the comfortable price of a replacement fork and wheel to arrive next week.
|Immediately post-collision, with the rando bag off|
|This is an ex-fork|