Saving Myself

Immediately after it happened, I stumbled, tumbled, and then rolled a few times. It's interesting that during the rolling, I actually had the presence of mind to protect my head, tuck my chin, and perform all those safety evasive actions they tell you to. Didn't think I had it in me, but I guess you never cease to amaze yourself when times call for it. I guess tucking my chin wasn't going to do much, particularly inside the helmet, but better than letting my head bounce around needlessly, right? Injuries could have been a lot worse, but because of my absolutely amazing survival reflexes, they're not. I suppose your mind just switches back to Primal Instinct Mode and natural responses take over. Pretty neat.

4 comments:

Rich and Angel said...

Dude, how many times I have told you not to parktake in those underground fight-to-the-death championships? At least you remembered to wear your helmut this time.... Surprised they let you in the ring with that thing.

Anonymous said...

Take care and get well soon!
JON

Nk said...

Now all three of us have been in accidents and have scratched up scooters! Yay! Family stick together.

Ben said...

I was kind of hoping that the panels would be messed up more than they are, but they're not. The body is plastic, so there's no real chance of fixing/repairing it; has to be replaced. But instead of replacing all the panels (and possibly taking the opportunity to change the colour of my scooter altogether), I think I'll just ask them to buff out what they can, and continue to ride as is. If it REALLY bugs me later on, then I'll consider replacing the panels.

But the mirror needs to be new, and I need to buy new rub strips because ... well, they're completely rubbed off now.