I’ll never forget this one moment on my bike that shook me so much I stopped riding my bike for about two weeks: It was 2005. I’m about 16 and riding my bike I recently bought to get back and forth to work at the local Mcdonald’s. I don’t know how I didn’t see or hear it, but a baby seemingly crawled out of nowhere directly into the path of my bike from behind a fence. I don’t know how I didn’t notice the mom and the baby sitting on their front porch playing.
It was one of those things where time seems to slow down. Right before I would’ve hit the child, I made the decision to veer right into a rosebush because who in their right mind would hit a child with a bike? I got scratched up pretty bad and didn’t go to work that day, but it was ok because the baby was fine.
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