Brisk day, riding bikes. I sat up, riding hands free and looking around. Okay – maybe spacing out a bit.
A blur speeds toward me and, before I can touch the handlebars, my front wheel slews sideways. In a breathless feat of bicycling glory, I steadied myself and grabbed control without tumbling.
And the squirrel that had barreled directly into my front wheel bounced off, ran between my front and back wheels, and scampered up a tree.
Um – it couldn’t be that injured, could it, if it could run up a tree?