One of our riding buddies, Robert Plumb emailed me to let me know that he had a pretty bad crash…
SO i will be side lined for a little from riding… here is my story
I went riding with all the boys from the shop last Monday because we closed at 4 so we decided to go ride Web Canyon. The ride is ok, its pretty much downhill/freeride type terrain. It was fun until it happened. I was doing my last run and was going around a corner probably too fast but I don’t remember. I ended up going off a 10-15 foot cliff (not sure height) headfirst.
1. Taco’d front wheel AND rotor!!
2. Broken helmet. Saved my life!!!!!
3. Broken nose
4. My lower lip peeled away from the lower gum
5. Chunk of upper lip in a 1 inch section almost completely off
6. Road rash on my forehead
135 stitches all together in my face lots of swelling and 2 black eyes also some cuts from my glasses that shattered upon impact!
They said I didn’t get a concussion but I believe differently because I don’t remember much.
Getting better after a week of recovery so far i have got 40 stitches out, my forehead is almost healed, my stitches will hopefully come out on Wednesday (2days!!) hopefully back to work next week
NOt sure when i will be on the bike again. I am going to buy a full face helmet as well as another giro hex helmet and then i need to buy a new front wheel.
thought I would let you know whats up in my world sorry for the long email!!!
We wish Roberto a speedy recovery….dang, the fella’s lucky he’s alive. Could have been worse!