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You know when you are riding single track and you say to yourself on a particularly nasty section strewn with immovable boulders and other trail furniture: "Holy crapnikov, that would be a shitty place to crash."

Well, I yardsaled on exactly that on Saturday. Nick, Bobby, Jr. Sam, Jason V and others all grooving up in Ned until a trail gremlin reached out and grabbed my bar throwing me into this rock garden like a giant piece of cheese over a grater.

Not good. Confirmed broken rib which made itself known to me Sunday when I sneezed and I about passed out. Wrist is annihilated too as is the hip. I know the ribs can't be helped and the wrist will heal too, so I've got to sit in on this and suffer.


Awesome timing, huh? But...finding the silver lining nonetheless: My S-Works helmet worked like a champ against The rocks!

And yes, I'll see you at Amante on Wednesday AM.

Reader Comments (6)

Damn!! Broken rib?!

Nice roll though, I thought you landed pretty well!!

Heal Quickly Brother.

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNick.

So says the Good Doctor. I opted out of wrist x-rays. I'm stupid.

But yes, quite the rag doll, huh Nick?

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

dang, man.

is your bike ok? (grin)

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhixson

Hmmm, being old and scared, I tend to walk those sections. That is not the path to speed and glory and victory, but head games start to take effect and walking/carrying becomes a better option.

Hope you heal up just fine.

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Gabbard

Ah, Steve, if I let it get in my head, i likely would have stepped off the bike in 6th grade after my endless series of face plants at the BMX track in Trumbull CT.

I'll be back.

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Are there any cross practices like Wednesday Worlds which take place after 5 on weekdays?

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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