“Be careful biking home dievca.”
I will, Master. I am not in any hurry.
dievca was cruising along nicely until here:
She slowed down and stood up to go over a set of metal plates after the Intrepid Museum and Circle Line section, but she didn’t see the 5″ pothole until too late…thunk~
Flipping up and over the handle bars –
Years of falling in sports saved her head, collarbone and hands/wrists. She flipped horizontally right and her knee/shin took the momentum, femur the impact, followed by the elbow then forearm. A gentleman walking his dog checked on her, immediately – a family (tourists) stared at her in horror. dievca picked herself up, checked her appendages, moved to the side, checked her bike and rode home bleeding.
Can she tell you that everyone is correct?
Road rash is a b*tch to clean and it really hurts. Plus, you may end up bleeding on your sheets at night unless you cover your wounds.
- Wash your hands. If you are caring for your own wound or another person’s wound, you should always wash your hands first. …
- Wash the injury. You should then wash the abrasion. …
- Remove debris. …
- Apply antibiotic ointment. …
- Cover the road rash. …
- Keep the bandage fresh. …
- Check for infection.
dievca washed her Road Rash with soapy water, then hosed it down with Bactine. she added a thin layer of Neosporin ointment. Arnica Gel on places where she thought bruises might blossom – adrenaline hid the hip/hamstring pain. Two Aleve pills for the evening then a thorough icing of the thigh/a** in the morning. More wound cleaning and care — things seem to be moving along nicely.
Master will check it out on Monday~ so much for trying to be careful.
Sometimes Life will bite you in the a**.
Looks a little green under the umbrella – dievca’s not going to take a chance on the eating….
Because of this:
dievca wears this, daily:
It’s not fashionable, it’s not elegant, but it helps dievca feel safer as she is shooting through the line-up of Dump Trucks, flatbeds of Steel and general chaos on the ride to work.
dievca’s only objective it to be seen, so she avoids this:
dievca’s worn the backpack so much that it has become dirty and faded, so she lurked on eBay to buy another one in the same color. Success! Sometimes your random spur-of-the moment purchases become the ones you live and avoid dying by….
NYC Photos- dievca, Dump Truck- Christopher Sadowski, Backpack- Nike Swim
New Jersey Transit is currently a mess.
New Jersey Drivers are dangerous.
Because New Jersey Transit is a mess, there are more people from New Jersey driving in NYC.
As a biker…this affects dievca, directly.
One morning, dievca almost got hit by a NJ driver who had stepped on the gas through a changing light…and tried to swipe her instead of going into the other lane. Then proceeded to yell out his window that what dievca was doing was illegal (mind you the cops directing traffic see dievca riding her bike to work multiple times a day and know that she is hyper-aware – plus she follows the rules of the road, treating her bike as a vehicle).
dievca, in her stupidity, pedaled hard next to his car and yelled back through his window,
“If you cannot afford to live in the City, don’t drive in the City”.
she has been dying to say that to one of the idiotic NJ drivers for a long time.
His reply was lost at the West Side Highway crossing…
All smug, dievca moved on to the Hudson River Pathway….
and managed to swallow a bug.
A fitting ending for an ignoramus.
(Really, arguing with a NJ driver – who won’t get it and is stuck driving into the City because the NJ Transit is a mess and dievca setting herself up to do something stupid or get killed is not the smartest thing she has done in her Life….the bug proved that. But honest to goodness, it felt good to say that snarky comment for 5 seconds at 5:30 am before she ate the bug.)
PS. A little extra protein in Life never hurts.
Bee to the blossom,
moth to the flame;
Each to his passion;
what’s in a name?
~Helen Hunt Jackson
Photos: dievca 04/2017
The smell of the Blossoms catch dievca each Spring. she has to stop and take a moment to immerse herself in the Joy.
the wind, she whips
pulls me astray
a firm backstay
easing, the work
of my long day
The first day of Autumn weather arrived with strong westerly winds assisting my ride home. Tempestuous and furious – I loved every minute of the ride on an empty bike path.
Photos: dievca- Hudson River 10/2016
Most days, dievca rides her bike to work. Battling traffic until she can get to the Hudson River Greenway. Then she is home free unless there are Weekend Warriors feeling their oats and wearing their Tour de France lycra. Or the runners deciding to use the whole bike path instead of running where they are supposed to~
But it is beautiful to see the water, plus this special flower greets dievca’s bike and wandering mind:
Red and Pink Hardy Hibiscus (they are HUGE!):
Photos: dievca - Hudson River Greenway Summer 2015