Weather finally cleared up yesterday so I went out to get some miles in on the trails. I have ridden this trail well over 500 miles over the years. I guess yesterday was my reminder that no matter what you are never fully in control.
Was chasing down another rider, came up on a drop that has never given me problems in the past. Had a little more speed than normal this time and when I hit the bottom of the drop I burped the front tire and lost/pushed the front tire.
The resulting lowside threw me off of the bike and head first into a tree. Memory is still foggy but scars seem to indicate that I was able to get my arm up to shield my head some, still I hit the tree with the right side of my head hard enough to crack my Giro Atmos helmet in two places.
Another rider checked up on me and I rode back to the truck, called the wife who requested I head to the ER since I was showing signs of a concussion. After sitting for 15 minutes I went home and unloaded my stuff and took a shower while waiting on the wife and headed to the ER. After 2.5 hours after the incident I was finally able to remember most all of the ride other than the 15 minutes directly after I smacked the tree.
Been riding for 3 years now, first time for a doozy of an uht oh. Just glad I had my helmet on properly as it did its job for sure.
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