I was born yesterday

Yesterday after lunch, when coming back home from Pamplona, I was on my motorbike behind a truck, and suddenly, a car on the other direction invaded our lane, crashed against the truck, and was thrown on my way. Fortunately, I was able to avoid the crash against the car, but I got out of the road and crashed against a traffic signal. The guy in the car had fallen sleep and was a bit drunk, but was lucky enough, first, to not step down the truck (in which case he would have been smashed), and, second, to not kill anyone (in this case me, if I hadn’t avoided the car, I think I wouldn’t be here today, or at least not able to write this entry).

Fortunately, I am mostly ok, just with some bruises in my legs, and a sprain shoulder, which makes me just be able to use one arm. My bike is also mostly ok, but it lost all its engine oil because of the crash against the traffic signal, which broke the oil evacuation part, so it didn’t even start a few minutes after the accident. There were also a few other bits that got broken, but anyway, the guy on the car’s insurance would pay for everything. The police got him to do the alcohol test, and got positive, and the guy from the truck declared the same version than I, so I shouldn’t have any problem with having all paid.

I’ve been told to rest for a couple of weeks, so I might not be able to answer mail or commit patches or go to parties, etc, so just be patient if you’re waiting for something from me.

20 Responses to “I was born yesterday”

  1. Too bad that we have not learnt yet and still drive as psychopaths. Hope you recover fast!

  2. Juanjo Amor says:

    Espero que te recuperes pronto! :-)

  3. Johan Thelin says:

    Get well!

  4. Steve-o says:

    Lo importante es que estés a salvo. Recuperate pronto.

    Un abrazo

  5. Paul Mellors says:

    I had the same problem when an elderly lady stepped on the road without looking, luckily she admitted to not looking and paid for my repairs, but it was still scarey. Get well soon.

  6. Jonh Wendell says:

    Thanks God you are alive!

    An experience like that make us think about our lives. I hope you get better as fast as possible.

  7. I wish you a very fast recovery, Rodrigo. Bikes are fun, but as soon as things go wrong, they go very wrong :(

  8. Carlos Garnacho says:

    Menos mal! no se que haríamos sin un Rodrigo Moya :), espero que te recuperes pronto, y me alegro que todo haya salido lo mejor que podía salir, dadas las circunstancias.

    Un abrazote

  9. Iván Álvarez Navia says:

    Hola Rodrigo, menudo susto. Hace poco tiempo contactamos contigo (la gente de GLISA y AUGCYL) desde Salamanca para invitarte a hacernos una visita. Me alegra saber que todo ha quedado en un susto y que pronto podremos verte por estas tierras.
    Salu2, salud y recuperación rápida desde tierras charras. Iván

  10. antonioz says:

    ¡Vaya susto! Me alegro que estés bien, que te recuperes pronto.

  11. Vaya susto, menos mal que no te ha pasado nada. Siendo también motero me dan escalofríos al pensar no sólo en el choque frontal que esquivaste sino en el peligro al salirte, con el choque contra la señal. ¡Menos mal que el golpe se lo llevó la moto y no te diste tú contra la señal ni contra los putos guardarailes!

    Pues nada, que te recuperes y mientras disfrutes del descanso, que aunque estés un poco jorobadillo seguro que lo sacas partido para hacer cosas que no haces habitualmente.

  12. Claudio says:

    Hombre, que susto….! Menos mal que no te ha pasado nada. ¡Que estés muy bien y te recuperes rápidamente!

  13. Pepesan says:

    Me alegro de estés “bien” ;)
    Mejórate, ya verás como nos reiremos de esto tomando un vinito en salamanca :)

    Un abrazo

  14. nixternal says:


    Glad to see you are OK, hope you heal quickly and get back to hacking soon!

  15. olea says:

    Por un lado lo siento y por otro me alegro una barbaridad.

    Mucha tranquilidad: dedica este tiempo a mimar a tus huesos y tus músculos que ellos se encargaran de cuidar de ti el resto de tu vida :-)

  16. Andy Wingo says:

    Yeesh. Glad you are OK, and get well soon.

  17. ryan says:

    Glad to hear youre ok! Get well soon!!

  18. Pedro says:

    Uff gracias a dios que estas bien Rodrigo, mejorate luego! muchisima fuerza ;-)

  19. Lorenzo (lgs) says:

    Me alegro de que no te haya pasado nada grave.

    Recupérate pronto y no te desesperes por estar un tiempo sin teclear! :-)

  20. Víctor says:

    Menos mal que no te ha sucedido nada grave a pesar de lo aparatoso de la situación.

    Recuperate pronto y ójala que todo el peso de la ley caiga sobre ese sinvergüenza que se pone al volante bajo los efectos del alcohol.