Going up Baldwin Avenue Monday afternoon, I was just pulling around the hairpin turn at Rainbow Park when a downhill biker from Arkansas hit me.
If I had been a quarter second later, she would have hit me
head on and gone through the windshield. A quarter second earlier,
she'd have missed me and gone over the wall. As it was, thanks to
plastic body panels, the Miata didn't get a scratch. She knocked off my
radio aerial but she didn't even fall off her bike, although the
combined speed impact must have been over 50 miles an hour.
I asked her husband, "Did the bike rental company give you any safety instructions?" "Yes, a long list."