Friday, March 17, 2006

I totally just almost died! (again)

This week has been very, very busy. All I want is to sit in my house for a few hours and stare at the wall or alphabetize my CD's or something...

Sunday we were supposed to work on the SV, but got a better offer when Jesse and Daniel showed up. We went into SF and had a grand time at Toranado and Lingba Lounge.

Monday night I had my midterm for Mandarin. It went OK, I think. I can now argue about prices in Mandarin. Sortof.

Tuesday night I went to Berkeley to help Paul with some stuff, and Wednesday night we went shopping in Union Square. Which was totally exhausting.

Last night I went and saw my folks at the Garden Show, and then I nearly died on the way to dinner afterwards when I was trying to merge onto 280 South at Geneva.

It was raining, and there was a car a ways back in the lane I was merging into, but tons of space, no problem. Then THUNK! *Loud,* over the rain and freeway noise, and I hit the bars. I thought I was going to go over them. I have never hit anything so hard as I FELL into that pothole. Fucking great. My rim is dented now. I was sure I was going down, but the bike took the impact. The SV would not have; I am very lucky. That hole could easily get someone killed, so uhhh, watch out at the Geneva onramp.

Tonight I am going to do -nothing-, and then tomorrow is ridiculously busy again.

Oh, by the way, my boyfriend is totally The Hotness. The future became a different place when I met him, a much closer and more important place. I get excited about things in near and distant futures... the Isle of Man trip is turning into a near future, and that's pretty cool. What's next? ... We've talked about Bhutan... Who knows? Whatever it is, it will be grand.

2 comments:

Julia said...

Caltrans is responsible for repairing your bike!

Is Your Claim Against CalTrans?

If your claim is against Caltrans and the damages are for $5,000 or less, you can file your claim directly with Caltrans. Contact your local Caltrans office or visit www.dot.ca.gov to locate a Caltrans office near you.

No fee is required for CalTrans claims under $5,000.

Form in PDF here
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/legal/damage_claim.pdf#xml=http://dap1.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/texis/webinator/search/pdfhi.txt?query=claim&db=db&pr=www&prox=page&rorder=500&rprox=500&rdfreq=500&rwfreq=500&rlead=500&sufs=0&order=r&cq=&id=4408c5e917e

Charles said...

rim on the DRZ?

but you have spare wheelset?

it can be re-laced to a new rim also

best of luck

(in TX)