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“Alright, wish me luck,” I said to my coworkers. “If you don’t hear from me tonight, send out a search party.”

It was my first day biking to and from work in downtown Seattle, and I was dreading the 15 uphill blocks home. And for good reason, it turned out. Just six blocks from the office, I took a right turn and, BAM! I rode straight into the path of an oncoming bus.