Road rash? Bruises? Scrapes? If you mountain bike then you probably have a few good crash stories yourself. I’ve probably got more crash stories than the average lady out there. Some may say that perhaps I should work on my technical skills, but I’d like to think I just ride pretty dang hard and fast out there! 😉
Injuries comes with the territory. I would consider mountain biking to be a pretty extreme sport. Cliffs, rocks, sharp branches..even an occasional mountain lion. Someone is bound to get hurt out on the trails! It’s part of the excitement though! Even all the accidents we avoid – each time we nearly miss an OTB or feel our back tire wiping out on us, our hearts pound, and our blood rushes. We give thanks and can’t wait to tell our buddy about the disaster we just avoided. It’s just part of the fun.
Then there’s those times we just can’t do anything to avoid our mishaps. Sometimes we don’t have time to think anything other than “Oh, this is not going to be good, oh SHHhhhhh” – Shoot. I was going to say shoot!
🙂 If you’re lucky you were able to bail on the bike and tuck and roll. Some of us aren’t so lucky though. I had a nasty spill at the Super D race myself this past weekend. I really don’t remember how it happened. Bike hit rock..bike didn’t roll over rock. Bike bounces off rock and then I was like a dead fish on the ground. This would be the latest in a long list of war wounds. What can I say, I like to document my body with all of my accomplishments. HA! Maybe I should just get a tattoo! ;D
I have to say I find boo boos and crashes quite entertaining. They are like car wrecks. I can’t help but want to look, and I think there’s something to be said about banging up your body like that and living to tell about it. You know you like to see the bruises and scrapes! When you’re buddy tells you about their injury, the first thing you say is “I wanna see!”
An oldie but goodie! Racing in Bonelli. March 2008
Now I don’t mean to take injuries lightly. I know there are some that are much worse than others. But if you’ve had a boo boo from a bad fall- and you took pics, then I’d like to see em!