Saturday, March 01, 2014


on tuesday up at the mountain i took a deliberate digger and wow, that hurt.

here's how it happened: i was coming down cobrass, which is a sweet trail and sweeping and curvy and it has fantastic views but at the top there's a steep pitch that ends up going very sharply around a blind corner.

people who know cobrass know it opens up on a wide flat and just hold the corner and fly by, but you have to be careful because people who do NOT know cobrass well are often hanging back there and it pays to have a plan for what you'll do if you come around the corner and someone is there.

so tuesday i was coming around that corner and there was a woman and two very small children over on the left side and kids can be very erratic so you want to give them wide passage so i decided to go tight to the inside on the right and just as i committed to that line, one of the kids moved out to center and the other cut hard to right and i did not think i could guarantee NOT hitting both of them, so i ditched well above them.

and THAT, my friends, is why we wear helmets.

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