Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Six weeks ago I was travelling home at about 6 o'clock on whitehorse Rd, Balwyn and a car pulled out from a side street and I T-boned is at about 35kph.
I woke up in the back of an ambulance with a boken collarbone & cheekbone, suffering concusion etc. 2 Days in hospital, and an operation to correct my face.
Yesterday I got back on a bike for the first time to start riding to work again!
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Boroondara Police Station
No thanks to:
RACV (the driver's insurer)
I got 2 quotes from bike shops, as recommended by Bicycle Victoria
They had to pick up my bike to get it 'assessed'
Then they depreciated all my gear, (except the helmet) - with a self-nominated (i.e. random) depreciation. (They didn't want me to benefit from the accident!)
Bike 33% Clothing 10%
But what really upset me, is how they used EBAY to price my Rudy Project glasses at less than 25% of their value from 2 separate quotes.
Only with a generous gift voucher from my colleages at work, I was able to get everything I needed to ride again.
RACV managed to save themselves a few dollars, but negative publicity must be worth something...
But I'm back, and loving it!