Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
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#@#@$^@# OOWWWW!!! I can barely move.... dumbest injury ever.
Ok, so for the last three weeks, I've only been riding on the road. I crashed doing a jump three weeks ago and bruised my ribs, and today I decided I was feeling good enough to go out and try the jump again, to try and keep my confidenceup, since I'm just learning to jump and the injury was a fairly big blow to my progression.
So, I go over to my little jump, and it's all overgrown with weeds. I spend about an hour pulling out weeds to get thte thing ridable, and then I wuss out anyway because my chain is skipping when I pedal hard, so I just start riding home. On the way home, I was hopping up and down the curb between the bike lane and the sidewalk, trying to practice my bunny=hopping and dropping skills. I was trying to ride as slow as possible to make sure I was getting the front wheel up first when bunny-hopping, and when riding down I was trying to make sure that the back wheel hit the ground before the front wheel, to make sure I could keep the front wheel high enough for bigger drops... just practice stuff.
Anyway, I guess I lifted the front too high dropping off the curb, and I totally flipped the bike and landed flat on my ass on the pavement. I felt my back compress and I couldn't really move for a minute. I also put my wrist down behind me, and landed on that, too.
My wrist feels just like it did when I injured it snowboarding last year, and that took over a month to heal. It hurts to type with that hand. I can barely move my back. I have to walk around hunched over because it hurts to straighten it. I'm thiking maybe I should go to the hospital and get looked at.
I'm thinking about saying "#$@% it" to the freeride bike, and getting a Stumpjumper or something that hopefully doesn't temp me to injure myself so much...
It was nice that about 8 people showed up within a few seconds after I crashed, offering to give me rides home or call an ambulance and to see if I was ok.