Hey guys, I had a pretty serious stack last night. I was riding down Lonsdale St coming up to the King St intersection and a black Mercedes pulled a right turn directly in front of me. It happened so quickly it's hard to piece together. But from what I can tell I didn't get much braking done before I hit and I think after I hit the side of the car it ran over my legs which is what did most of the damage. I was wearing an astars textile jacket, gloves and sidi full length boots, but only normal jeans. Major injuries are a shattered left patella and ligament damage to both knees which will both require reconstructions. Other than that my gear did its job, shoulder is a bit sore and i have some minor road rash on my legs but that's it. I'm pretty convinced that my boots saved my feels and lower legs from getting properly fuxored. I'm gonna be laid up in hospital for quite a while and won't be able to walk for 3 months. The nurses at the hospital are awesome and the paramedics were legends....definitely taking some beers round to those guys when I can walk again. Also the witnesses first the scene were great, I was in agony and they did their best. There was a rider behind me on a blue bike which I think was a firestorm.....first thing I saw when I looked up after the crash was this guy running across a busy intersection towards me with no regard for his own safety. Mate on the off chance you are reading this your are a goddam legend - thank you. Anyway, the dorsoduro is gonna be a write off, the car driver has been charged with failure to give way after witnesses corroberrated my version of events, and I'm gonna be walking again hopefully in three months. Oh and I thought the TAC advertisements in the hospital corridors were a nice touch....because when I'm writhing in agony what I really want is to be preached to about speeding. Stay classy TAC.