I was excited at the fact it was only 11:30 am and I was done with work for the day.
Because it had been raining all morning, I used the excuse “the dog needs exercise”
and I told my wife I was going riding! After putting on the Northface Rain gear we headed out to the trailhead.
Because it was wet, I decided to ride somewhere that was not a popular riding location, someplace that could use a fresh set of tracks laid down on it.
We parked the car and and the dog could hardly stand to wait another second...we we here.
This ride, unlike many others starts off with a downhill. Now this was not my first time at the rodeo so I knew conditions were wet and things were going to be slippery. We took off and barreled down, swooping turns awaited us and within minutes I was soaked and enjoying it!
I grabbed some brakes and they let out a "honk" I needed to slow down to make the upcoming turn and the honking brakes yelled up “you’re going to take this turn wide” and as I’m now off line taking a wide turn I see it...a wet log on a diagonal, only about four inches in diameter. Now you don’t need madam Curay to tell you
what happens next..Like a $25.00 hooker I went down fast, I hit the ground so fast I was still holding the brake and clipped in.
Sh*t..Sh%t couldn’t believe it. In a land ripe with Rocks I managed to fall where there were none.
Got up assessed my injuries and debated do I just go back to the car, but decided against it, Archer (the dog) and I rode on enjoying the rest of the ride at a much slower pace.
I went home, took a hot shower and had a cold beer. Man I cant wait till tomorrow.
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