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one of those weeks

Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
edited August 2008 in MTB general
Up until last weekend I hadn't ahd a puncture for almost a year :D that promptly ended and now I've had 3 in as many hours on Friday.

The very same Friday where I ended up crashing not once, not twice but three times in 3 hours!!!

First off was on a steep mini down hill bit of a trail, front wheel washed away over a partly hidden root, for some stoopid reason i decided a big fist of front brake was required and I promptly went over the bars, bike on top of me and head planted into some loverly soft bracked, 12" further forwards was a tree stump, lucky :shock:

Second one I wandered off to my fave bomb hole with a ncie roll in where I've been practising jumping for the last few weeks as there's a nice lipped exit on one side, 1st go - great, plenty of air and distance, 2nd go even better, 3rd go I thought lets go for it and it all went horribly wrong, with me sliding across the trail on my left elbow and left thigh :? I thought to myslef, that's not going to get the better of me so after a couple of minutes dusting myslef down and applying medi-wipes to my now skanking elbow I neaild the fooker good style and off I rode 8)

The final event was as a stream crossing and I decided that as I'd ridden it almost every week for the last 5 months I'd go a little harder and try adn get up the steeper exit slope, doh big mistake as I lost balance on a 45 degree slope I was trying to ride along and fell right back into the stream :lol::lol: Properly soaked now and my various cuts n grazes stung like hell.

At least it was very warm & sunny so I was pretty much dry by the time I rode home.

Guess it was just one of those weeks :lol: 8)


  • we all need rides like that to remind us how it could be i think!! still it does all add inot the fun of it for retelling the rides!!
    i've managed the last 2 rides to not injur myself which is bl##dy good going for me as since every other ride since the fist bank holiday weekend i think ive managed to do something silly lol!
    After all, I am Cornish!
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart! ... 1#16297481
  • Chaka PingChaka Ping Posts: 1,451
    Well done for keeping getting back on the bike mate, sounds like a painful week.
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    Chaka Ping wrote:
    Well done for keeping getting back on the bike mate, sounds like a painful week.

    You gotta get right back on it.

    The multitude of bruises are now turnign a nice black/yellow colour :oops:
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