hey i posted this somewere else but id figure it was a good story and should have its own thread...also if anybody had near death experiences tell me about em.
Join Date: Jul 2007 welll...im still a newb but ..anyways i bought my hardrock comp disc 08 just 2 weeks ago witout a helmet. so my friends and i decide to go test it on some urban downhill racing(concrete). we hit to trails and my friends are on on bmx bikes so thier turning is better because of the smaller wheel base. so i am racing 1st place at like 30-35mph...then i seel ike stone walls that surround the side of the trails the passage way gets smaller and the stone walls start to get closer and closer...suddenly a nice turn comes up...worst mistake ever i braked wit the back brakes hard so my bike is sliding sideways towards tha wall so then i hit the front brakes and the front wheel first turns right and i go over tha bars at like 20 mpd and rolll three times my bike ended up god knows where and im on the floor.so i quickly get up and this is either strenght or jus the adrenaline pump...i start walkin holding my head and my friends tell me to sit down because i was bleeding. I didnt believe them until i saw the blood dripping off my hands and wrist. so i get driven to the emergencey room in the hospital.luckily i didnt crack my head i scrapped it up pretty bad hurt my shoulder and broke a wrist. I guees its good the damage was spread through my body then jus my head because that would have been way worse. luckily no brain injuries neck or spine. so my friends the next thrree days drops off my bike and the only thing wrong with it was the saddle.....and no scratches!!!!!!! welll im jus lucky im alive my wrist is broken so i cant weightlift at the gym anymore for at least a month but at least i have my brain and can still get strait As at school. Also the scarrs are healing up well and the hair is growing back on the bald spots the concrete gave me. so two good lessons i learned is to wear a helmet and to press both brakes at the same time.