I was in a hit-and-run last night around 2am in Burnaby, just outside my condo. Basically some fuckard in a reversed into me at a good speed, t-boned my side, and took off cowardly. Result: deeply bruised lower leg; I am now walking with a limp. Buddy who was with me got the plate #. I am lucky, x-ray showed no damage to bone or ligaments, but I am in pain. I had full protective gear: Sidis, Joe Rocket Alter Ego pants and jacket, gloves, and of course helmet. There are tears in the pants. Definitely helped. Bike is scratched up, not sure if any other damage to it.
Get this, the paramedics told me I was the 5th rider down yesterday! Yesterday the moon was aligned with some bad luck star or something.
Ride safe guys and wear gear ALWAYS! Now I have to deal with ICBC....