My regular training partner & I were going for our regular ride at Waco's Cameron Park. The course is nestled among several cliffs on the banks of the Brazos River. The course is very technical and has sent many a rider to the ER! Because of the numerous dangerous trails for beginners the Bike Club had marked all the trails with "ski slope" type signage.
We had decided to mix it up a little on this day.We started out on a double black diamond down hill. The decent has stair step rocks with a medley of roots and ruts. I'm not versed on grades but the angle of the decent is about 45degrees.
At the beginning of the decent my left foot popped out of the clip! . At this point I was already moving too fast to stop and now I picked up even more speed!! The bike was out of control and blasting WAY too fast!! I managed to ride it out all the way to the bottom when ALL hell broke loose!!
There was a washed out rut running across the trail. My front wheel planted firmly in the rut and flipped me over the bars!! I landed on a boulder in the upper back region. Immediately I was unable to move and was seeing stars.
My riding buddy, Jorge, was right behind me. He had to leap off his bike and grab a small tree to stop without hitting me. (which he did to my amazement). Jorge is a paramedic on the fire department for the company he works for. First thing we did was try to assess my injuries. I had no feeling in my back area. I was able to move my feet and hands. Since my head was downhill, we first figured a way to get my head up hill. I was really scared of what possibly could be damaged.
Jorge got my cell phone from my camelback pack and called an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, they were unable to access me from the top. The terrain was too rugged and steep. They called in the fire department to come up the Brazos river in a boat!!!
That was THE most painful boatride of my life. I was thankful to be feeling the pain though. When we reached the marina were the ambulance was waiting, I heard one paramedic say, Oh ****!!. I asked what? and he said we are gonna be on the news!! LOL
What a day!!!
ps. I was NOT riding the bike I am selling! LOL