PSA: grey cars with their lights off at dusk blend into roads really well.
i was riding back from class and feeling pretty good about myself when i noticed a large group of people blocking the sidewalk. i looked down the road and saw two cars with their headlights on coming towards me about 600-800 feet apart and nobody going the other way so i was going to drop off the sidewalk in between them and go across the road. plenty of room. so i went ahead with my plan and dropped into the road after the first car had passed and was about 20 feet in front of a grey sedan with its lights off that i never saw coming at me at about 25mph. FUCK. i turned a little but that only got me to right about the center of the hood. like a boss i jumped and tucked rolling up the hood and front flipping off the windshield and roof to my motherfucking feet like a boss. misty 5 style. i still fell over backwards though.
the couple who hit me got out of the car and immediately took all responsibility and tried to take me to the hospital to which i declined about 100 times. funny thing is, i just scraped my shin on the hood and might have bruised my back but their car got wrecked. broken windshield, the hood was all creased up, all that jazz. we called it even because they ran over my longboard which they offered to pay for if i let them take me to the hospital. thing is, i don't want to deal with the hospital because i'm not even hurt. and now, 20 minutes later im here sharing my story because i needed to do something to kill off some of the adrenaline.
be safe out there kids.