Well, I went on my normal early morning bike ride on the mountain bike
trails this morning. A buddy of mine and I have been riding our bikes back
in there all summer. We had to ride elsewhere the past few weeks because of
a big storm that blew down all sorts of trees and blocked the trails.
So, now that the chainsaw squad has taken care of the trees, we can now ride
on our preferred path. Got to one area that the trail washed out years ago
and if you're really good, you can ride it, if you're not, you have to get
off and walk it. We made it about 1/2 way and then got off to walk it. As
we got back on, I was looking to the left of the trail at the 15' drop off
right up against the trail and thought, man I wouldn't want to fall off in
Well, a rule of thumb that I just learned, don't get on your bike as your
looking at a 15' drop off, you'll ride right into it. So, as I fell, I
shoved the bike to get it away from me and then turned my body so that could
land on my back/side and not get any broken arms.
This was a straight 15' drop with nothing to break your fall except the
ground at the bottom. I've got a few scrapes but no broken bones. I'm sure
my back will be bruised tomorrow.
It's amazing how fast you can do things in only 15'. All the thoughts that
went through my mind to get the bike away and turn to protect my arms and
then the parachute Toller sold on eBay......
Have a good week everyone. Time to go to church and thank God for watching
over me this morning...