Sunday we went to the Greek Fest which is on Forest Park Boulevard near Barnes Hospital. During those 3 days, the Fest goers are allowed to use the parking garage next to the church which is a great perk. You enter the garage from Laclede and you leave onto Laclede. When we left we were stopped at a red light at Laclede and Kingshighway. There were cars behind us and we waited for some time because this was a long red light. In my rear view mirror I noticed the suv behind us and as we were first in line, I kept my eye on the red light.
All of a sudden my truck was banged from behind and we wobbled. What the heck just happened we wondered. I checked the car behind us but it had not moved. What the heck? Then we saw a man in full cycling regalia hunched over in pain, holding his arm close to his chest and he stumbled to the building next to the street and fell down. We still did not know what had happened until the light turned green and we started to move. The cyclist had gotten up fast and ran to pick up and carry his bike from behind my truck to the sidewalk. So somehow he slammed into a non moving vehicle.
How did that happen? And why was he riding and cutting between cars anyway? As we got to another red light on Kingshighway, we talked to the people in the car which had been behind us originally. They said the cycle guy just rode right into the back of my truck, fell down and etc etc.
This is crazy biking, frankly. And I now have a deep slash on the middle of my tailgate which we have to have fixed or it will begin to rust out. He was obviously a serious bike person and should know better, but, many cyclists don't seem to know better either.