Monday, May 17, 2010

Stuff Sucks

Thank you for that.

I rode my bike to school today.
An oil truck came within a foot of me, going at least 10mph over the speed limit of 30.
The gust of wind/My overwhelming fear made me start going all wobbly on my bike.
Maybe this is my fault for not being that good of a bike rider. Maybe it is my fault for loading my crate on the back too full instead of evenly distributing the weight of the stuff I was hauling.
Either way, I was at least going slowly enough to be able to stop instead of fall over.
And I almost cried.


  1. Awww Meghan! I'm sorry! This brought back memories of you on that little orange bike, going down the hill all out of control.

  2. further proof that I just am and always have been Actually bad at riding a bike...

  3. Aw, poor Meghan :-(
    I am glad you're alright.
    I rode my bike to work today too. This truck effect has happened to me as well, and I think I'm pretty darned good at riding a bike.

    Bernoulli's principle is powerful--much more powerful than even very adept bikers.
    You might want to invest in some pannier bags, the kind of bags that hang from the sides of your rear rack. Because they have a lower center of gravity, and don't increase the surface area of your bike's profile as much, they are both more stable and should generate less suction when a truck passes you.

  4. I definitely need panniers! I didn't know bicycle saddle bags had such a fancy name!