I have been on the saddle since I was thirteen. Not pursae a cycling bike but BMX in the sense of street and ramp riding. It has been my passion but my escape from reality being on a bike. I have come to appreciate all forms of riding especially cycling. You can't compare the feeling you get when on the open roads and your heart racing at 100mphs. Just recently I experienced my first cycling accident this past weekend. It could have been bad or even worse, tragic. Luckily by the grace of god it wasn't; I just ended up with a level III shoulder separation and scrapes here and there. I don't know what it is when u get on the saddle, you get this feeling that your the king of the road and u don't want to stop. Well I guess I experienced that and i got handled. Handled in the sense of being side swiped by a motorist. Luckily my shoulder was the one to take the brunt of the injury and the front end of my bike. So we are both in the recuperation process. I was told that I would be out for 4 to 6 weeks. Hopefully. Guys and gals, when your out there be careful and obey the streets. It can be pretty dangerous.