So I've been progressing my way through the jump lines at Duthie Hill MTB Park up here in Issaquah, WA and while I've had a couple of little flubs here and there, I haven't done anything monumentally stupid until yesterday.
OK, maybe it wasn't "stupid" so much as "poorly executed". There's a great freeride line called Ryan's Eternal Flow, which follows a downhill gulley in a zig-zag trail using the gulley like a giant halfpipe. The downhill sides of the run have optional dropoff ramps, and the uphill sides have optional step-up jumps. There's the main trail (all like that) and then there are side branches of optional higher difficulty level where you can not avoid the drop or jump features, and they are typically larger or of greater difficulty than the main trail. I've been flying through the main segment, so I thought I'd brave up and give the optional big step-up a try.
I was less than successful. Thanks to a full-face helmet, armoured gloves, and shin/knee guards I escaped this with little more than a scraped elbow and I'm a little bit sore this morning.
The cameras are ContourHD 1080p, one helmet mounted (main view) and one on the lower right fork slider (PiP).