I was so excited to get on my mountain bike for the first time this year that I forgot to tighten my fork’s rebound. I hit the first rut in the trail, the fork bottomed out, and into the air I went, into a ditch filled with blackberry bramble. When I landed, I was contorted and pretty stuck that way. My arms, my legs and my face got all scratched up, and my ego a bit, too.
I love mountain biking!
It was a great sunny and breezy day out at Hagg Lake, one of my favorite places to ride. I felt slow and asthmatic, but grinned the whole time. Even though I was stung and bleeding, overheating, wheezing, and my handling sucked.
Now I’ve got scabby, bruised legs just in time for short shorts season!