So a teammate went down pretty hard about a month ago(had a bunch of stitches on his face and lots of road rash) when he crashed at about 30mph over some rough terrain. Normally the dude is decent bike handler so it was more of an unlucky/freak situation.
I did a few races and a practice race since his crash but everytime I lined up, all I could think about was "I really really don't want to crash".
I've gone down at least 5 or so times, a few were my fault a few weren't. I'm confident in my own handling ability but I worry about a crash happening infront of me that will take me out as well.
The last practice race I was in, there was a crash behind me...No one got seriously hurt but road rash for sure.
How do you guys just block this crap out? Ugh...HTFU?