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Faceplant - thank goodness for helmets!

pirwin1pirwin1 Posts: 248
edited March 2009 in MTB general
It was the BUCS (british university and college sports) mountian bike champs this weekend at UK Bike Park in Dorset. Beautiful weather all weekend.

I was supposed to be racing in the XC champs on the Sunday afternoon. However whilst getting some practice in on the Saturday I misjudged going over a tabletop type thing and ended up landing on my face. Not sure of details of what happened really as I don't remember much between seeing the guy in front of me going over the table top andl being sat in a pick up truck going up the hill.

Got checked over by the medics on site and then sent to A&E where they cleaned up my face and X-rayed my back as it was really sore. Looks like I've just hurt the muscles in my back so was given pain killers and sent home.

I always wondered how well bike helmets would actually work, but mine certainly did its job in taking some of the impact, thank goodness!

My helmet:

Me this morning:


  • landrangerlandranger Posts: 220
    Sorry, you should of put a ginger warning in the title :shock:
    Sink the eight ball. Buy the lady a drink. And nobody knows my name.
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