All the people who witnessed the accident attended to the yelping dog, while not a one helped to scrape my body off the asphalt. . . don't you love PETA? Anyway, the lady had to rush her dog to the vet and I rode home with a free dermabrasion on the right side of my body and a broken thumb.
By the way, for all you PETOB supporters (People for the Ethical Treatment Of Bicycles :), my bike survived with only a few road scars. So starts 2007.
For 2007 I've "souped" up my bike a little:
New Carbon Fiber Handlebar - thank you Donna - These are so comfortable to ride with. The flat surfaces give your hands more support and more riding positions, besides looking great. Luckily I wrapped the top curve with silicon tape which protected the bar when I crashed.
New tires - thank you Jimbo - These Kendas are a lot thinner, faster, and harder (good combination?) than the Continentals that I used for the San Fran to LA ride. I logged over 2,600 miles on those tires without a single flat! Notice how worn the tire is. So far the Kendas have run over one small dog without a flat. Sorry PETA fans!