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 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.