As you are likely aware, world trike traveler Matt Galat, aboard his HP Velotechnik Scorpion tadpole trike, pulling a trailer full of cinematic gear, was struck by a truck several weeks into his circumnavigation around Planet Earth. A few details have been presented, but today we learn the rest of the story. He is scheduled to climb Mount Everest in March.
For the life of me I cannot remember exactly how I tumbled down the road after I was hit. All I remember is coming to rest on the damp pavement along a quiet stretch of road in a small city called Guangnan, in Guangdong Province, China. What I do know is that I was hit from behind. But the exact form of travel or tumble eludes me.
It was 5:15pm, on November 11th. 11/11. Singles day in china. Which was fitting because I happen to have found myself alone, wet and broken, lying on my side in a half fetal position.
I needed to let someone know what just happened.
Reaching for my phone, which was attached to the trike now lying next to me, I felt the bones in my shoulder rearranging. This was accompanied a muffled sound radiating from the inside of my body. The sound of once solid bone now competing for limited space.
Via my Wechat app, I sent my exact location and the following message to Anny, my girlfriend, “I’ve just been in an accident! I think I got hit by a truck!”
It must have been quite a shock for her, as just 10 minutes earlier I had sent her a mundane message discussing where I was considering resting for the night. Read it all …
To learn the entire story, with more movies and photos, click HERE.