I landed on my head today

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by Voodoo Tom, Jul 29, 2017.



  1. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    First and foremost I sincerely hope I am the only contributor to this thread. This isn't the one y'all want to be posting in.

    Rode some big boy trails up in the Gabes today with @Mikie and his buddy/coworker @MTP023 . Love to blame it on my recently serviced malfunctioning Pike fork that is only getting 110ish mm of it's 140mm travel but I just cant. Fact is I just ran out of talent on a big rock drop/roller thing and went seriously OTB and landed on my head while my bike landed somewhere else. Thankfully it was just in a normal giant rock roller garden and not where there was some major exposure 100+ foot drops like where there is pretty much everywhere else on these trails or I woulda died. Couldn't fully regain composure after this and cut my ride somewhat short and bailed on El Prieto which is a crime. Pretty much all I got unless one of the other guys posts up a real RR.

    Sucks cuzz I really liked this helmet. Coulda been way worse tho...
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  2. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
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    Highball
    Sunset? Or Merrill?

    Glad you're ok.
     
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  3. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    08 Trek Fuel EX 8
    I've done something like that on my quad. I'm glad to hear you are ok! On the bright side you get to buy a sweet new helmet...
     
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  4. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

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    mikie and robin
    So very glad your ok, bff Voodoo Tom, hugs
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Dang, sorry to hear this. Glad it wasnt worse.
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie MTB Addict

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    Mikie Watson
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  7. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
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    I've crashed three times on my last two MTB rides. Nothing major but I'm still sore. By the looks of your helmet you took a hard fall. Glad you're okay @Voodoo Tom.
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    Steve Macko
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    @Voodoo Tom - I cringed when I saw the title of the thread. I am truly glad it wasn't worse...

    Middle Merrill is no joke... Definitely a big boy trail.
     
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  9. hill^billy

    hill^billy MTB Addict

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    Doug Lake
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    DUDE! Glad you are ok!
     
  10. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

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    Ross Lawson
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    Don't think I'll be showing that pic to my wife...
     
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  11. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Name:
    Tom
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    Oh that's another story... Got back to the truck way before the boys that didn't bump their heads and take the bailout.Rather than walking in circles I decided to send a photo of my helmet to my wife. Lets just say that was a bad idea...:Roflmao
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

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    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I crashed recently, too. Must be the season? :eek:
     
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  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    At least the helmet did its job, and you have survived to ride another day. Tell her it was but a flesh wound. :whistling:
     
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  14. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

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    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
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    WFO9
    Wow, that lid is messed up. :eek: Blame the fork and get a pass to buy a new fork too.:sneaky: Glad to hear you rode away. :cool:
     
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  15. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

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    Name:
    Berni Avila
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    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Hope you're taking your Voodoo medicine, Tom. Get a new helmet and go ride.
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I am soooo glad you do not have a serious concussion - although showing the photo to your wife indicates some cloudy judgment. :confused:

    Bell will give you substantial replacement value for your exchange, BTW. And if not them, Kali might give you a free helmet for a trade in. :thumbsup:

    Bell Replacement Program click here.

    Troy Lee gave me 30% off a replacement in exchange for my crash-damaged A1.
     
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  17. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

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    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
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    Glad you're OK!
     
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  18. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

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    Luis
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    Tom I'm so glad you're ok and didn't tumble off the trail. Geez brotha...
    :eek:

    But then I hear helicopter rides can be fun :cautious:
     
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  19. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I just went two for two. Head first off the exposure and almost made it to the lower switchback. Oh yeah I was climbing and had just started again and dropped the front wheel off the side, the sucker took me down with it. This would not have happened on the 29
    Happy lucky I skipped Friday trails
     
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  20. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

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    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Goodbye ol' skunk helmet..... Glad you're ok!
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  21. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Mike O
    Tom, we are very glad to know that you dodged the missile of head or spine injury on this one. Thanks for reminding us to stay sharp, and best wishes for a solid return to the dirt!
     
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  22. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
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    Giant Trance
    Good to know, thanks
     
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  23. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I can honestly say I've never landed on my head due to mountain biking. However, I destroyed a Bell full-face motorcycle helmet by taking a cloverleaf onramp on my XS-1100 at 70 mph...and running over a Pinto gas cap in the process. That did not end well. :gag:

    The visor disappeared and the entire right side of the helmet was scraped down to the underlying fiberglass. Cracked the chin panel too. But nothing broken, nothing permanent, just a nasty case of road rash. Glad you were as lucky. :thumbsup:

    Here's to continuing luck!!:cool:;)
     
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  24. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    First glad your ok, head landings are scary don't be surprised if you are sore tomorrow next day along neck / back etc.

    And Yeah you'll probably have the yips for a bit.

    And Yeah that helmet must of liked you a lot
    too... It gave it's life to save your brain.

    Always hard to have those talks with the wife... But for me.. she has been my ambulance driver more than once ... Although it was turn about when she sliced her hand and I was sitting there watching when she got stitched up.