Nearly everyday I ride my bike. I enjoy riding my bike. I ride my bike to work, appointments, meetings etc. On weekends, I seldom ride my bike.
I avoid the jam. Going in between cars has been irritating for me. I rather be following the vehicles, bumper to bumpers in a jam. However, whenever the opportunity arise, I would ride at the shoulder of the road, or if I really must, in between the cars.
I had my fair share of accidents riding bikes. Nothing serious so far, meaning no broken bones. Lots of scars to remind me those incidents, where a mere 5 seconds, sliding on the road tarmac feels a life time. The shearing pain, only those that has gone thru that experience can understand. Alhamdulillah all is well.
This morning, while whizzing in between cars, in the jam hours at 7 30 am, near Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara, I grazed a car with a loud thud. I immediately pulled over to the curb of the road. Apologize to the young driver, and promised to pay for the damage. We both inspected his car. There was a 3 inch dent at the right rear side of his car. The young man told me, it was a small dent, shook my hand, and he was on his way. Alhamdulillah all is well.
I remembered, last year, just further up the same road, I grazed a Chinese man’s car. I was about to park at the curb of the road to inspect his car, when he waved me off, while showing the “good sign” with his thumb. Alhamdulillah all is well.
Believe it or not, this little incidents, make me value life much more and grateful.
P/S: I avoid jams. If one day, I graze your car, please forgive me.