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    Another one bites the dust

    Just started into real mtn bike trail riding recently, and it only took 4 trips out before I found myself on the wrong side of my handlebars and about 10-12 ft away from the bike.
    This was all of about 20 minutes into a 4 hour ride.

    The Spot. This is right where the bike stayed. If you look close on the right side of the pic (past that branch sticking out) you can kinda see the bush bent back that broke my fall after I bounced off the rock.

    The puncture wound.

    The leg

    The thorn bush that stopped my tumbling.


    I don't have a pic, but my lower back looked like a mix of my calf and arm.

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    Stomach wound looks unpleasant but assuming nothing punctured I'd take a few days off and then be back at it. The worst part about falls like that are being all around sore.

    Cheers to a speedy recovery and don't get discouraged!
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    It was a puncture, right at the top of the hip bone. I don't know how deep it went, but the guy I was riding with is an EMT and he said it wasn't bad enough for stitches.
    Surprisingly I wasn't overall sore. My hip sure hurts though.
    I'll be back out there for sure. Thanks for the well wishes.

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    Yeah, that'll leave a mark!. Hope you heal up quickly. I went in for knee surgery about 8 weeks ago with my shins looking like your arm. They kinda gave me some funny looks!
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    Had the same issue recently. Tried to hit a drop and did not end up the way I would have liked. I was looking at the bike from the wrong side of the bars and then was laying in the dirt. Needless to say, the helmet saved the melon and thankfully they actually work.

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