And hopefully my last ! Yea yea, i know.......but i'm tellin ya, i'm gonna slow down. At 49 I'm too old for this.
I had just made it to the ridge and was riding along the ridge towards another downhill fireroad that drops me down to about a mile from home. Nice ride. But as i came around this blind turn i wasn't paying attention like i should have been and found myself heading into a dip with ruts and sand at the bottom. I hit it going i believe about 13-15 MPH. Front end folded and i went right over the bars as my abdomen slammed hard on the ground. Felt like i slammed my internals real hard, and at first it was rather painful. A few good strawberries and bruises, but nothing that didn't feel fine after about 10 minutes. Funny thing is, even tho i was in pain and uncertain if i did any serious damage to myself, the 1st thing i did when i got up was to inspect my bike for damage.
Luckily both my bike and my body came out without and real damage. The Hayes lever on the right side got a little bruised and that was it. I was amazed !
Anyway, i gotta lose that panaracer XC on the front fast !!! I think i'll put the stock roll X back on the front till i figure out what to get, as it was way more stable feeling.