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    Helmets are a beautiful thing!

    Make sure and wear your helmets when out on the trail. Yesterday I washed out and ended up hitting a tree with my head. I was able to ride out and soon after taken to ER to have my noggin examined. Luckily for me I was soon released with a concusion and just need some rest. Oh, one other thing, always a good idea to ride with friends. If it wasn't for my buddies I probably would have had a hard time finding my way out and to the hospital.

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    That's quite a dent in the tree! What's your helmet look like. Time for new one I suspect.

    Good to hear you're OK.
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    Damn! Glad to hear the helmet saved your noggin'.

    I always wear a helmet and it's saved me multiple times.
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    Helmets are life savers. Congratulations on living through that!
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    glad you are ok
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    Damn man, glad you're okay! Can't believe some people don't wear helmets.
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    Is the tree ok?

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    Yes, Helmets Are Good

    This pic taken a few months ago after a guy put his foot down on the wrong side of the trail and fell 30+ ft. down a gorge to the rocks below. The fact that we were able to get him out with only a minor leg injury and a concussion really is amazing.

    I tried to put arrows on the pic of the interior to show all the places the helmet was broken.
    Whenever I see someone riding w/o a helmet, I yell out "Dibs on your liver!" 'cause they will be donating soon enough.

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    I can't remember who I was riding with, but some guy and his son passed us as they were going down Braille, and the dad didn't have a helmet on. We were all like wtf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.O.B. View Post
    This pic taken a few months ago after a guy put his foot down on the wrong side of the trail and fell 30+ ft. down a gorge to the rocks below. The fact that we were able to get him out with only a minor leg injury and a concussion really is amazing.

    I tried to put arrows on the pic of the interior to show all the places the helmet was broken.
    Whenever I see someone riding w/o a helmet, I yell out "Dibs on your liver!" 'cause they will be donating soon enough.

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    Here is a picture of point of contact. I'll post a picture of the helmet once I get back from dinner. Still a little sore with a slight headache but very minor considering the impact.

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    Glad your ok!

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    If you are ever in Castro Valley go to Endless Cycles and check out there wall of broken helmets and thick of what would happen to those riders if they had crashed without helmets.

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    Glad you are ok man! That looks like it was pretty rough.

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    Hell I won't even ride down my driveway without my lid on. Helmets: preventing riders from living out their days drooling in a wheelchair.

    glad you are mostly OK
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    Glad your ok. I hit my head hard on the driveway. My head and my shoulder hit at the same time and I separated my shoulder but my head was good. I was wearing my helmet.

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    Sorry to hear that bassn. IMO any concussion is a serious injury. What did the ER recommend? Will you see your PCP also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tosa View Post
    Sorry to hear that bassn. IMO any concussion is a serious injury. What did the ER recommend? Will you see your PCP also?
    Thanks! I agree, any concussion should be taken seriously. ER recommended rest, no driving, close observation for the next 24 hours, and definitely no bike riding without my PCP approval. Stayed off the pain pills today because I wanted to feel what really hurts, and all is well. My guess is that I'll be cleared to ride by next week, at least I hope

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    glad you're ok. don't rush it. head injuries are no joke.

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    Holy crap! Glad you are mostly ok. Heal up soon

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    Okay, I'll break the news..
    Dude, all your words are backwards.
    Someone had to say it. Jeez, do I have to do everything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Okay, I'll break the news..
    All your words are backwards.
    Someone had to say it.
    Ahah,,,Si siht retteb?

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    Actually, no. Get some rest.
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    +1 for this post... I hit allow tree branch today at china camp...

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    Glad to hear you’re OK… but I will grill you and insist that it would not have happened if you’d been racing at CCCX instead (lack of large trees there).

    BTW, how’s the XX1 setup working for you?
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