Friday, July 06, 2007

Rider Down Update

Becky is doing somewhat better today. She is sore and having road rash on your face is not fun, but we both know it could have been much worse.

I took her bike to the shop today. They said the front wheel is shot, and they are looking over the rest of the bike; frame alignment, fork/steerer tube/dropouts, shifters, handlebar, etc.

I've started dealing with the insurance companies. Strange at it sounds, I have to make a claim against *my* auto insurance for medical coverage because Michigan is a no-fault state. Somehow I have to make a claim against the at-fault driver to get the bike (and pain-and-suffering, lost wages, gear, etc?) covered. I'm sure this will be a joy. But at least we have someone to go after; it could have been a hit and run.

Do me a favor, wear your helmet...


Danielle said...

My mom had to deal with the same thing when she got hit by a car in Canada. It was a mess because not only was it a "hit and run" but it happened in a different country. It was at least two years ago, and things are just getting settled now.

Anything replacements for Becky's bike should be carbon :-)

Squirrel said...

Glad Becky is fault state....WTF!! is up with that?