This goes in the 'getting too old to try new things' category:
I got a 29r this winter & , being new to mountain biking at the tender age of 4-0, I've been taking it out more as the weather improves.
After 3 hours trying to ride as difficult terrain as I can handle, I took an easy MUP toward home when I managed to flip over the bars. All day, I'd used the 'front brake/butt back' for descents like they tell you to. But here I was relaxed standing upright, saw a turn that I wanted to take at the last second, and a split second later I'm eating gravel.
So besides chalking this up to noob-ness, now there's the fact that I can't pick up anything heavy like, say, my bike up a couple of flights of stairs). All weekend I've had pain in the upper right side of my chest (I landed on my right shoulder & that side of my chest) & its way worse when I take a deep breath. Basically its bearable but not ignorable.
So we shall see what the doctor tells me Wednesday. But broken rib or not, I hope this doesn't mean stay off a bike (mountain and road) for a month or so. Cause if it does, I'll be hurting since I need to ride 7-10 miles a day for my commute.