In a particularly nasty fall I had at Lamington National Park today that had nothing to do with cycling, I'm starting to wonder if learning how to land from all of my cycling crashes might have helped.
It was basically an unexpected fall on some very slippery rocks near Ballunjui Cascades, but instinctively (I didn't have time for anything else) I managed to keep elbows, knees etc away from the point of impact, similar to what we all try to do when we fall off our bicycles (don't tell me you've never had a crash, we all have!). OK, it hurt, and my left thigh is very sore right now, but on that sort of surface it would have been easy to break something (in Lamington, that would be serious).
This continues a recent trend in which only one of my last six cycling accidents have been serious in any way. I'm beginning to wonder if there's some value in learning to crash "the hard way" after all.