Don't wear spandex on Mackintosh Run
another post wipe out post
My first thought was to just stay there.
How long would it take for them to notice I wasn’t with them? How long before they noticed that I’d fallen behind? The ground was cold. The ground was hard. I could feel blood trickling down my leg.
It was a nasty fall. I wasn’t moving that fast. That was likely my first mistake. We were riding at a local spot on an unsanctioned trail miles from the car. I had just attempted to roll down a coarse granite face. The maneuver wasn’t dangerous. It was however technical.
My pedals were wrong. I had them parallel to the ground with my left foot forward. I needed the same stance with my right foot forward. And I had to do this and turn right while pivoting to the right down a quite steep, four foot rock face. The manauver would have felt more natural with my left foot forward. The only issue was the rock.
My pedal struck the rock. I couldn’t maintain balance. The bike and I hit. Then I bounced and bounced again. Luckily I know how to fall. Knee. Bar end…
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