Saturday, July 28, 2012

you REALLY need a hat.

a while ago i wrote a post called you need a hat.

today i destroyed my favorite hat. i was coming around an easy corner on a wide and gentle downhill, one i've done a thousand times and i wasn't even trying to see how fast i could go or how far i could lay the bike over, or anything.

i just suddenly went down. right on my head.

and a helmet as it breaks makes a stunning sound, and i don't know about you, but when i fall on my head like that, i get flashbacks to all the times as a kid i fell and hit my head and that stunning, stinging spinning pain of the walloping hammering HURT of it.

and i heard my helmet break and thought: wow. that wasn't so bad. but i hit pretty hard and there are going to be some bruises because let's face it, i bounced.

but the helmet does the thing it's supposed to do: it absorbs a lot of the impact. so i laid there in the trail for a few minutes and thought about maybe passing out, but then i felt all right and bounced right back up.

i think i'm gong to take a couple of advil and maybe lie down for a while, though.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Jeez-um! Glad to hear you survived.


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