This afternoon my wife and I were coming back from a local bike meet and stopped at an intersection in a sleepy little town when the bike lurched forward. My initial reaction was that the clutch cable broke. Then I realized it was much more than that. The next split second I realized we had been hit by a cage. (Young guy...no drivers license with him.) No serious injuries, though they placed my wife on a backboard and took her to the ER. Given that she has a titanium shoulder and elbow from a car accident, we needed to be sure all the hardware was connected correctly! She's home now and just a bit achy and stiff. The bike's rear fender is bent under and digging into the tire about 2" (though the original equipment Dunlop is still holding pressure!) We couldn't free the rear wheel without removing the fender, so I had to have it towed which was an event in and of itself. So, it looks like I'll be confined to a cage for a few weeks. And, obviously, we're happy that the metal that was bent was the bike and not something in her body! BTW, did I mention that the day before I got up at 3am, drove several hours, lugged a couple of hundred pounds of diving gear onto a charter boat, motored several hours to get to a wreck 27 miles offshore in the Atlantic, only to have the boat have an electrical fire when we picked up the mooring. Several hours later we got a tow service out there, and then started taking on water on the way back in. I got home at 8pm. Long day for nothing! Maybe I should take up a new hobby like knitting. I'd just end up hurting myself on a sharp needle I suppose. :bigsmiley11: Thanks for listening to me gripe!